August Wilson Center for African American Culture

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The 2009 grand opening
The stage

August Wilson Center for African American Culture is a U.S. nonprofit arts organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that presents performing and visual arts programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans in Western Pennsylvania.

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture building is on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. It includes galleries, classrooms, a 500-seat theater, a gift shop, a cafe, and many multi-purpose spaces for visual and performing art. The museum opened in 2009.

Debt troubles[edit]

The center has struggled to pay off its construction debt since 2012, as of January 20, 2014 a federal bankruptcy official has reported that the center's debt situation might be irreversible.[1] Subsequently a federal court ruled on January 27, 2014 that the center's liquidation could begin to pay off debts.[2]

In February 2014 concerned stakeholders started a website to raise funds for the center.[3]

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Coordinates: 40°26′36″N 79°59′45″W / 40.4433°N 79.9957°W / 40.4433; -79.9957