NAAM’s Operating Status:

Not Back to Normal, Back to New

The Northwest African American Museum’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and community. The closure of NAAM’s physical space in accordance with public health guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for us to step back and rethink our visitor experience. We are currently developing refreshed exhibitions and activations that uplift Black voices and illuminate the histories, arts, and cultures of African Americans in the northwest for the enrichment of all. When we do reopen our physical space, visitors can look forward to a vibrantly reimagined museum experience.

In the meantime, NAAM continues to serve and engage the local community through a robust schedule of innovative virtual and outdoor exhibitions and programming occurring throughout the region, which is detailed on our website at