The Africa Center

  • New York


1280 Fifth Avenue
New York
New York
United States

About Us

Encompassing policy, business, and culture, The Africa Center operates locally and globally to transform our understanding of contemporary Africa by promoting partnership and collaboration between Africa and the United States. 

Currently in a start-up phase, with a small organizational team, The Africa Center continues to raise funds to complete the construction of our new home on Fifth Avenue, and to fund future programming and exhibitions. Our landmark 70,000 square foot building, at the beginning of the iconic Museum Mile, which features such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum, will place Africa prominently in the heart of New York City. 

The Africa Center will promote partnership, collaboration, dialogue and understanding between African artists, business leaders and civil society and their counterparts in the United States and beyond. The Africa Center is led by a diverse and talented Board of Trustees, which is shepherding The Center’s transition from grand vision to reality. They are predominantly young, over half are female, and one third are African.