The Storyteller Pavilion with the new “Ashley’s Table” addition is now open! Open every day 10 AM - 4 PM

Celebrate Ashley Bryan by helping us build the Storyteller Pavilion Arts Center. Learn more about this exciting project here.

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Linoleum Block Prints

These Linoleum Block Prints are exclusively printed by the Ashley Bryan Center.
Proceeds coming to ABC will be used to sustain the STORYTELLER PAVILION into the future as a tribute to Ashley.

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Freedom O Freedom


Beautiful Blackbird:
The Creative Spirit of Ashley Bryan


Lynne Farrington, curator and editor

In 2019 the Ashley Bryan Center donated the archive of the renowned artist, author, and humanitarian Ashley Bryan to the Kislak Center at the Penn Libraries. Beautiful Blackbird: The Creative Spirit of Ashley Bryan illuminates the life and work of this remarkable artist through personal remembrances, essays, and an exhibition drawing heavily on his extensive collection of personal papers at the Penn Libraries. It explores his century-long story, the story of one man-seeking his place in a world that did not always welcome him, finding himself through observation and expression, and using his creative gifts to make sense of his life and to help others to do the same. Printed in full color. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2023. 8.5 x 11 inches, softcover with French flaps, 164 pages. ISBN: 9780990448778

Publication info here.

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Ashley's newest
Infinite Hope book

A deeply moving memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him.

2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction

Kirkus Review

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