National Museum of African American History & Culture - Public Programs

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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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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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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STUDENT: $10.00
MEMBER: $20.00

INDIVIDUAL / STUDENT / MEMBER Registration Opens: February 1, 2018 11:00 AM to March 8, 2018 7:30 PM

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.
$10.00 - $30.00

1400 Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC
United States