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 Wednesday, Aug. 1. 

$10 for adults

$5 for children 3-12

Free for children 2 and under

Admission will be free on Thursdays only for seniors 65 and older 




See the press release here.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Becky Mayad