MISSION

The African culture center and museum, is a unique non-profit organization focused on the success of all African immigrants. The mission of the African culture target; success, resources, serving and education. The center museum connects all the roots of Africa, showing the beauty of the region of AFRICA through art.

VISION

The Africa culture center-Muesum is a hub for the community to engage and better learn about Africa's arts and culture. The staff Here strive to utilize the Arts as a bridge to connect the community in a meaningful way. 

 

HISTORY

The Midwestern African Museum of Art was created to preserve Africa's heritage and to answer the needs expressed by the African community to be represented in Nebraska. The concept was established 10 years ago by Nebraska community leaders and Seth Mock. 

 

In October 2016, MAMA was opened to the public by the first African President to visit Nebraska—Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and great support from Dr. Natalie Hahn who donated the African artifacts to the museum.

 

MAMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to provide unique and meaningful programming for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. We are the first and only African art museum in the Midwest.

 

Mr. Mock and Nebraskan leaders noticed the need for cultural awareness in Nebraska. MAMA was formed on the belief that art can be a vehicle for social justice and greater community engagement, therefore, MAMA seeks to develop and share the richness and diversity of the African heritage through history, art and culture. We aim to do this from differing viewpoints so as to promote dialogue. MAMA aims to offer an experience that increases awareness and interest in African arts and culture.

OUR TEAM

STAFF

DANVAS MABEYA, Ph.D

Interim Executive Director

Susan Ranta

Administrative Assistant

KATE BOURGES 

School and Community Outreach Coordinator

PAMELA MOCK

Program Coordinator

ANGELO KASSIANO

Busisness Director

angelo.ungery@gmail.com

(402) 419 - 0374

THAO HUYNH

Advertising & Graphic Design Intern

BOARD MEMBERS

Laura Jentong

Lincoln, NE

 

Chris Bourges

Director, Huvepharma

 

Elyias Hamdan

President, South Sudan Community

 

Mohamed Jalloh

Region 5, Lincoln, NE

 

Robert F. Bartle

Civil Right Lawyer, Lincoln, NE

Michelle Hassler

Assistant Professor of Practice, UNL, Lincoln, NE

Natalie Hahn

Founder, Malaika Foundation

Therman Statom

American Artist

Building a better understanding