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National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs


Feb
27 Tue

Historically Speaking: A Lifetime in Photographs with Adger Cowans

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Renowned photographer Adger Cowans' forty year career captures the vastness of American life in black and white, from wholesome scenes of everyday life, to momentary snapshots of city life, to one of the most famous portraits of Malcolm X. From working as Gordon Parks' assistant at Life magazine to collaborating with fashion photographer Henri Clark, Mr. Cowans' lifelong career is truly remarkable. Join us for a conversation with Adger Cowans, and NMAAHC Curators Aaron Bryant (Photography) and Tuliza Fleming (Visual Arts) accompanied by visuals from Mr. Cowans' extensive photography archives. A book signing of "Personal Vision: Photographs: Adger Cowans" follows the presentation.
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Mar
3 Sat

Mascots, Myths, Monuments, and Memory, ga

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 9:30 AM, Show at 10:00 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 11:00 AM to March 3, 2018 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In light of moments such as the incident at Charlottesville, the controversy over the name of the Washington, DC football team and the debate over the fate of Confederate statues, the Smithsonian organized a national symposium that explores the politics of memory and the conflicting interpretations of America’s past.

The symposium, “Mascots, Myths, Monuments and Memory,” will examine the history and contested memory of racialized mascots and Civil War, and other public monuments.

Hosted by NMAI and NMAAHC, the symposium will bring together scholars, activists, elected officials, artists, athletes and other stakeholders to examine the social and psychological impact on affected communities in the United States and around the world.


Mar
8 Thu

Harriet's Daughters: An Evening of Conversation and Celebration

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 3:15 PM to March 8, 2018 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Harriet Tubman's legacy far extends beyond the Civil War and The Underground Railroad. Her bravery and tenacity continues to inspire generations of rebellious and creative women activists.

A century after her death, what we can learn from Harriet Tubman's refusal to adhere to the limits placed on her race and gender by society? How has her legacy inspired and informed Black women who came after her, such as Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor, Ida B. Wells, Pauli Murray, and Shirley Chisholm? In what ways do women and girls of color continue to be erased from contemporary racial and gender justice agendas?

Tracing a history of race-centered and gender-centered social movements, from the Million Man March to the Women’s Suffrage Movement to #MeToo, Harriet’s Daughters will reveal why the battle to place women and girls of color at the center of our activist agendas and embrace an intersectional vision of social justice is vital for us all.

This event will feature a keynote talk by Kimberle Crenshaw, a panel discussion on Harriet’s continuing legacy and the role of Black women in today’s political landscape, and a reception with engagement stations for deeper connection to Harriet’s legacy. Featured panelists include Barbara Arnwine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Tonya Pinkins, and more.
Mar
8 Thu

art + justice with Sheldon Scott

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $30.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 1, 2018 11:00 AM to March 8, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
art + justice is a platform for adults to explore the intersection of tactile art-making, thoughtful reflection, and personal enrichment. Through artist-led guided projects audiences unlock their creative potential within themselves, while also enjoying the opportunity to exchange ideas with community towards social justice. art + justice is a hands-on maker space that stimulates creative agency, while providing the mental and emotional space to work through complicated issues around race, gender, identity, and social cohesion.

Through art + justice the museum provides a rare creative outlet where audiences can interact with professional artists, experience expert techniques in a variety of art practices, and explore motivations for creating art. Art projects are designed to accommodate all skill levels. Audiences can take home their creations.

This program amplifies an important pillar of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s mission to explore and share how American values such as resilience, optimism, and agency are reflected in the African American community’s past, present, and future.
art + justice embraces the therapeutic power of creativity to improve well-being, increase positive emotions and endorphins, and invigorate restorative energy towards personal and social peace and wellness.

Artist + Art Project:
Washington, DC performance and mixed media artist, Sheldon Scott leads a beginner’s-level art lesson creating visual manifestos towards creating a more equitable, less biased educational system, based on his artistic practice and study.
$30.00
Mar
8 Thu

art + justice with Sheldon Scott -MEMBERS

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
MEMBER: $20.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
MEMBER Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 2:30 PM to March 8, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
art + justice is a platform for adults to explore the intersection of tactile art-making, thoughtful reflection, and personal enrichment. Through artist-led guided projects audiences unlock their creative potential within themselves, while also enjoying the opportunity to exchange ideas with community towards social justice. art + justice is a hands-on maker space that stimulates creative agency, while providing the mental and emotional space to work through complicated issues around race, gender, identity, and social cohesion.

Through art + justice the museum provides a rare creative outlet where audiences can interact with professional artists, experience expert techniques in a variety of art practices, and explore motivations for creating art. Art projects are designed to accommodate all skill levels. Audiences can take home their creations.

This program amplifies an important pillar of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s mission to explore and share how American values such as resilience, optimism, and agency are reflected in the African American community’s past, present, and future.
art + justice embraces the therapeutic power of creativity to improve well-being, increase positive emotions and endorphins, and invigorate restorative energy towards personal and social peace and wellness.

Artist + Art Project:
Washington, DC performance and mixed media artist, Sheldon Scott leads a beginner’s-level art lesson creating visual manifestos towards creating a more equitable, less biased educational system, based on his artistic practice and study.
$20.00
Mar
8 Thu

art + justice with Sheldon Scott -STAFF

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NMAAHC: $20.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
NMAAHC Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 2:26 PM to March 8, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
art + justice is a platform for adults to explore the intersection of tactile art-making, thoughtful reflection, and personal enrichment. Through artist-led guided projects audiences unlock their creative potential within themselves, while also enjoying the opportunity to exchange ideas with community towards social justice. art + justice is a hands-on maker space that stimulates creative agency, while providing the mental and emotional space to work through complicated issues around race, gender, identity, and social cohesion.

Through art + justice the museum provides a rare creative outlet where audiences can interact with professional artists, experience expert techniques in a variety of art practices, and explore motivations for creating art. Art projects are designed to accommodate all skill levels. Audiences can take home their creations.

This program amplifies an important pillar of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s mission to explore and share how American values such as resilience, optimism, and agency are reflected in the African American community’s past, present, and future.
art + justice embraces the therapeutic power of creativity to improve well-being, increase positive emotions and endorphins, and invigorate restorative energy towards personal and social peace and wellness.

Artist + Art Project:
Washington, DC performance and mixed media artist, Sheldon Scott leads a beginner’s-level art lesson creating visual manifestos towards creating a more equitable, less biased educational system, based on his artistic practice and study.
$20.00
Mar
29 Thu

Harriet's Daughters: An Evening of Conversation and Celebration -MEMBERS

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
MEMBER: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
MEMBER Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 3:19 PM to March 29, 2018 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Harriet Tubman's legacy far extends beyond the Civil War and The Underground Railroad. Her bravery and tenacity continues to inspire generations of rebellious and creative women activists.

A century after her death, what we can learn from Harriet Tubman's refusal to adhere to the limits placed on her race and gender by society? How has her legacy inspired and informed Black women who came after her, such as Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor, Ida B. Wells, Pauli Murray, and Shirley Chisholm? In what ways do women and girls of color continue to be erased from contemporary racial and gender justice agendas?

Tracing a history of race-centered and gender-centered social movements, from the Million Man March to the Women’s Suffrage Movement to #MeToo, Harriet’s Daughters will reveal why the battle to place women and girls of color at the center of our activist agendas and embrace an intersectional vision of social justice is vital for us all.

This event will feature a keynote talk by Kimberle Crenshaw, a panel discussion on Harriet’s continuing legacy and the role of Black women in today’s political landscape, and a reception with engagement stations for deeper connection to Harriet’s legacy. Featured panelists include Barbara Arnwine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Tonya Pinkins, and more.
Mar
29 Thu

Harriet's Daughters: An Evening of Conversation and Celebration -STAFF

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
More Information
REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NMAAHC: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
NMAAHC Registration Opens: February 22, 2018 3:18 PM to March 29, 2018 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Harriet Tubman's legacy far extends beyond the Civil War and The Underground Railroad. Her bravery and tenacity continues to inspire generations of rebellious and creative women activists.

A century after her death, what we can learn from Harriet Tubman's refusal to adhere to the limits placed on her race and gender by society? How has her legacy inspired and informed Black women who came after her, such as Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor, Ida B. Wells, Pauli Murray, and Shirley Chisholm? In what ways do women and girls of color continue to be erased from contemporary racial and gender justice agendas?

Tracing a history of race-centered and gender-centered social movements, from the Million Man March to the Women’s Suffrage Movement to #MeToo, Harriet’s Daughters will reveal why the battle to place women and girls of color at the center of our activist agendas and embrace an intersectional vision of social justice is vital for us all.

This event will feature a keynote talk by Kimberle Crenshaw, a panel discussion on Harriet’s continuing legacy and the role of Black women in today’s political landscape, and a reception with engagement stations for deeper connection to Harriet’s legacy. Featured panelists include Barbara Arnwine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Tonya Pinkins, and more.

1400 Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
United States