Cultural Museum of African Art (CMAA)
At the Cultural Museum of African Art, our vision is to relocate African art and culture into the hearts and minds of people worldwide. We believe that by showcasing the rich tapestry of African heritage spanning 4,000 years, we can foster a greater understanding of our shared human history and ignite a profound sense of unity among all cultures.
We look forward to relocating the Cultural Museum of African Art, Inc. – The Eric Edwards Collection (CMAAEEC) to Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, NY in 2023.
Our mission is threefold:
1. Showcase 4,000 Years of African Art and Culture: The CMAA is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the diverse artistic and cultural expressions that have evolved across the African continent for millennia. Our museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, connecting generations by presenting an extensive collection of African art, artifacts, and historical narratives.
2. Pioneering Virtual Reality Immersive Online Tours: We take pride in being at the forefront of technological innovation in the world of museums. The CMAA has created the first and only Virtual Reality immersive online tour experience in relation to art. This groundbreaking initiative allows people from every corner of the globe to explore our exhibitions as if they were right here within our physical walls. Immerse yourself in the beauty and depth of African art from the comfort of your own space.
3. Bridging African Art and Technology Globally: We are committed to further developing a curriculum that seamlessly integrates African art and technology. Our educational programs will transcend geographical boundaries, making this unique blend of knowledge accessible to learners of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. By fusing tradition with innovation, we aim to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and promote a global appreciation for African culture.
Our Founder’s Vision
The Cultural Museum of African Art is a testament to the incredible generosity of our founder, Eric Edwards. His dedication to preserving and promoting African culture is philanthropy of the highest order. We echo his sentiment that, “When people begin to realize that Africa, as the cradle of civilization, is really all of our culture and history, a greater understanding of each other and a much-needed human unity can begin to be achieved.” We invite you to join us in supporting this noble cause.
Explore our virtual galleries, participate in our educational programs, and help us spread the message of unity through the lens of African art and culture. Your support is instrumental in bringing the world closer together through the shared appreciation of our shared heritage.
Thank you for visiting the Cultural Museum of African Art. Together, we embark on a journey of discovery, understanding, and unity.
Discover Africa. Discover Ourselves.