WE LOVE NY! Buffalo’s Enlightening Experiences: AKG, African American Heritage Corridor and Black Monarchy—Watch!By Delaina Dixon | October 19, 2023 | Travel
Have you missed our WE LOVE NY series? We’re back, and this time, we’re heading back to Buffalo, N.Y.! Here are some places, like the Nash House Museum (pictured above) and people making a difference in the city.
Entrepreneur Phylicia Natalie Dove embodies the spirit of Buffalo. The designer has provided costumes for shows at Shea’s 710 Theatre. She is also the visionary founder behind Black Monarchy, an artisan and fashion lifestyle brand that promotes cultural confidence through luxury African and global-inspired design.
Buffalo AKG Art Museum
One of the must-visit attractions in Buffalo is the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (1285 Elmwood Ave). Renowned for its extensive art collection spanning various periods and styles, the museum has been working hard to bring more guests of color to its campus with more interactive events and exhibitions. Board members Kevin Richardson and Roscoe Henderson give some background on the changes and art inside the museum’s walls.
Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
Interested in delving into Buffalo’s African American heritage and history? The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor needs to be on your list. This corridor serves as a testament to the significant contributions made by African Americans in Buffalo’s and America’s development. Corridor leaders Terry Alford and Lillie Wiley-Upshaw reveal the history and upcoming development of the area.
Whether you are an art lover seeking inspiration at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum or someone passionate about exploring African American heritage in the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, there are plenty of reasons to visit this captivating city. Embark on an unforgettable journey filled with culture, history, and discovery in beautiful Buffalo!
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