Exhibits

CURRENT EXHIBITS AT SAAM

UPSTAIRS AT SAAM

GROOMING A GENERATION

A History of Black Barbershops & Beauty Parlors

NOW WITH A DIGITAL TAPESTRY

AUGMENTED REALITY SELF TOUR

Barbering has a long and storied history in the African American community. This exhibit explores that past, shining light on the experiences that led to the building of Mr. Seymour's establishment that now houses SAAM as well as how barber shops and beauty parlors became a natural gathering place to stay connected to culture and ideas.

Digital Tapestry Experience "Soft Launch"

Digital Tapestry, a historically focused virtual and augmented reality experience which uses a cell phone app to bring certain aspects of a museum to life in a new way for visitors and even those who cannot be at the museum in person. 

The technology works off an actual tapestry that is one of the centerpieces of the SAAM, a work of art created by David Bunn Martine of the Shinnecock Nation. 

It depicts various scenes representative of Black history in Southampton, including a likeness of Concer, images of African Americans who left their homes in the South in droves to come work on farms in the North — including on eastern Long Island — as part of the Great Migration of the middle of the 20th century, and depictions of both juke joints and Randy’s Barber Shop, which was housed where the museum now stands in Southampton Village.

DOWNSTAIRS AT SAAM

BIPOC EXPERIENCE

BIPOC EXPERIENCE is themed around the expression of hair and the fact that the Southampton African American Museum was an African American barbershop and gathering place.
May 22 to July 3, 2022 Opening reception Saturday, May 21st
5 PM- 7:30 PM

SAAM is pleased to present a group exhibition of works by artists Lion Ayodele, Ruby Bianchi, Jeremy Dennis, Nati Dred, Kaysha Haile, Brianna Hernandez, Tomashi Jackson, Sekou Luke, David Bunn Martine, Denise Silva-Dennis, Gloria Smith, Lyle Smith, Tohanash Tarrant along with an opening reception poetry reading by Adriana Devers.

Curator: Jeremy Dennis

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Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Written & Directed by Layon Gray

The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Sponsored by SAAM
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Hamptons Arts Network Thaw Fest

Performance by Taylor Burgess

Southampton Historical Museum

Sponsored by SAAM

SAAM 9th Annual Film Festival

Performance by artist J. Ivy with Certain Moves

Hosted at the Southampton Cultural Center September 2014

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African American Art

From the Private Collection of Peter Marino​

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