The Colored Museum

The Colored Museum (1991)

  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-02-01
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Great Performances
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , .


Ten satirical sketches written by George C. Wolfe use drama, comedy and music to examine black stereotypes and express the need for African-Americans to preserve their culture by remembering their painful but glorious heritage. Presented as museum "exhibitions," the songs and sketches address the problem of having to renounce one's history and suppress anger in order to assimilate.

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Directing George C. Wolfe Director
Directing Andrew Carl Wilk Director
Writing George C. Wolfe Writer