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Welcome to the Sheryl M. Williams Stapleton African American Performing Arts and Exhibit Hall. The African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall is a venue for educational, artistic, historical, cultural programs and services about African Americans.


AAPAC continues to curate and present timely and relevant gallery shows to promote the center's agenda and provide public viewings of historic pieces from the extensive archival collection. During the year,  Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture  individuals and organizations  present new and classic art, making the exhibition hall an integral part of learning, discovering, and exploring emerging and established artists.

Exhibition Hall

Performing arts center

The Sheryl William-Stapleton African American Performing Arts Center is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to support the arts, intellectual, cultural history of  African Americans  and the African Diaspora in New Mexico and the Southwest.

Performing Arts Center