AACC was founded in the 1980s by artist Ben F. Jones, Montclair native and artist Janet Taylor Pickett, and by Montclair writer Valerie Wilson Wesley with a mission to sustain and maintain the legacy of artists of the African Diaspora. In its advocacy role, the AACC is a bridge between the Museum and various communities by forging meaningful connections through outreach and programs, shared values and vision on a local and international level.
An Annual AACC Film Forum, book discussions and signings, trips and excursions are just some examples of programs and events that the AACC sponsors.
For more information about the African American Cultural Committee, please contact William Jiggetts, AACC Chair, at AACC@montclairartmuseum.org.
Sharon Burton Turner
Valerie Wilson Wesley