Here to stay and with a story to tell, the Southampton African American Museum has secured a permanent location to preserve pivotal moments of African American history.
Hamptonite Peter Marino’s personal collection can be seen at the Southampton African American Museum through Sept. 6.
Preserving and promoting African American culture on the East End was a vision for the Southampton African American Museum for over 16 years. After lockdown halted its launch, the museum eagerly opened its doors on this year’s historic Juneteenth, displaying extraordinary stories of American culture. The opening of this museum was monumental, establishing the first African American site to be designated a historic landmark in the Village of Southampton. Currently on display is Grooming a Generation: A History of Black Barbershops & Beauty Parlors, as well as architect Peter Marino’s personal collection featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Theaster Gates, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker and Melvin Edwards. 245 N. Sea Road, Southampton