African American Movie Posters


“Now Showing: Posters from African American Movies” opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in November. The exhibition is on display until November 2020. It showcases how movie poster design has been used to frame ideas, create moods and stoke interest in films and characters. More than 40 objects and graphics celebrating black films, filmmakers and actors from the museum’s expansive poster collection are on display in the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts gallery.