September 22 through December 31, 2018
African American Museum
3536 Grand Avenue in Fair Park, Dallas





Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty brings to life the story of slavery at Jefferson's Monticello through more than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation.

This widely acclaimed exhibition was organized by Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. In 2012, in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the exhibition premiered at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and, due to popular demand, has since traveled to museums in Atlanta, St. Louis and Philadelphia.

Thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities exhibitions grant, Monticello has since expanded the landmark exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty with new content, including a feature on Sally Hemings.

The African American Museum of Dallas will be the first to host the updated touring exhibition, featuring items new to the exhibition.


TICKETS - on sale now! 

$10 for adults

$5 for seniors (65 and older); seniors are free on Thursdays only 

$5 for children 4-12

Free for children 3 and under

Free for African American Museum members 





From Sept. 22-27, and Oct. 22-Dec. 31, 2018, the African American Museum will be open Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

During the State Fair of Texas (Sept. 28-Oct. 21), the Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., except for Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, when the Museum will be open from 3-7 p.m. 

The Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.



Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is organized by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello and the African American Museum, Dallas in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and in cooperation with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and VisitDallas.



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See the press release here.

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Becky Mayad