Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $3, you get a single admission to the Tubman African American Museum (up to a $6 value). Admission is regularly $5 for senior citizens and military members, $4 for children ages 4–17 and college students, and free for children younger than 4.
Since 1981, the Tubman African American Museum has educated, enriched, and challenged visitors with permanent and special exhibitions dedicated to African American art, history, and culture. The museum, which is named in honor of Civil War heroine Harriet Tubman, showcases a variety of permanent exhibitions, including collections of African American folk art, an inventors gallery devoted to black innovators, and a local-history exhibition focusing on African American culture in Georgia. The fine-art collection showcases opuses spanning from the 1800s through the present day. From Africa to America takes viewers on a visual journey with 55 feet of bright, surrealistic oil and acrylic mural painted by Wilfred R. Stroud, traversing from early Africa to the present day with iconic images of the people and events that shaped today’s world. A special exhibition opening July 22, 2011, Riffing on the Real: Afro-futurism in the Arts explores themes from traditional and contemporary black culture in the forms of fiction, traditional African masks, contemporary studio art, and comics. The museum's calendar delivers details on upcoming exhibitions and events.
Galleries with red and gold painted walls showcase each piece of art with maximum effect. Outside, visitors can take advantage of ample space by parking for free in a lot adjacent to the museum.