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Black Futures Month Celebration

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Black Futures Month is celebrated annually in the month of February, in conjunction with Black History Month. Black Futures Month is dedicated to celebrating the reality of Black existence, Black joy, and Black splendor.

Augusta Savage Sculpture making
Augusta Savage was an important African American artist and arts educator. Create a clay creation inspired by her sculpture The Harp, which was commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
Sunday, February 4 | 11am, 12, 2, 3, & 4pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up*

Storytelling: Firebird
Children’s Museum Educators share the story of prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland in a reading of her book Firebird. Firebird is a Coretta Scott King Award-winning children’s book written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers.
Sunday, February 4 | 11am and 4pm| All ages | Drop-in

Power Portraits with Tiffany Smith
Artist Tiffany Smith explores her own personal story by taking photos of friends and family using staged scenes and props. Collaborate with Tiffany to create a power portrait. Central to these portraits will be a wicker throne (sometimes called a peacock chair), a familiar fixture in Black and Caribbean celebrations and symbol of empowerment.
Sunday, February 4 | 2 – 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Program schedule is subject to change.