Talks & Thoughts: Is Kaepernick the Rosa Parks of the Next Generation?

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A new community-centric public forum offering barbershop-style open discourse on current events that have an impact on the African American community. 

Topic: Is Kaepernick the Rosa Parks of the Next Generation? 

Moderated By: Farajii Muhammad, Host of For the Culture with Farajii on WEAA

Talkers: Tavon Mason, a former New York Jets Wide Receiver and a coach at Stevenson University / Asya Bussie, a former WNBA player for the Minnesota Lynx and founder of BeMore Inc.

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 4pm

Admission: FREE

As Maryland’s African American history museum dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information and a stalwart organization of social change, the RFLM’s welcoming environment provides an ideal venue for such community dialogue.

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Dollar Day Celebrates Jacob Lawrence

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Enjoy a variety of activities that tie in with Jacob Lawrence during the museum’s popular Dollar Day. Morgan State University students will present performances in response to Lawrence’s Genesis Series, a choir will sing spirituals celebrating the season, and kids and families will enjoy our Holiday Cards and Cheer event.

 

Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th

 

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Reduced Admission for All: $1  

 

 

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David Driskell on Jacob Lawrence

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Renown African American artist and art historian David Driskell will talk about the life and career of Jacob Lawrence. Driskell will share personal anecdotes about the artist, talk about Lawrence’s career and his importance to African American history and culture.

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - $8

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Author Talk: Chester B. Himes: A Biography

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Author Lawrence P. Jackson will discuss his newly released book Chester B. Himes: A Biography, which explores the writings of Himes, including his Harlem Detective series which features two black NYPD detectives, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson .  The characters of Coffin Ed and Gravedigger appeared in the popular films Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972) and A Rage in Harlem (1991).

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - $8

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Jacob Lawrence Family Day

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Enjoy family fun exploring the art prints of renowned storyteller painter Jacob Lawrence.  Create a carpentry project with Little Builders and then make your own inspired Jacob Lawrence art involving printmaking and collage with Towson State art students. Explore the art gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt and storytelling performances on Play by griot Dianne Macklin. See dance and theatrical interpretations on Lawrence’s works involving black heroes and community by Dance Baltimore and Theatre Morgan.

Schedule of Events:

Drop-In Art Activities:
Noon- 4 pm       Little Builders Carpentry Sessions
Noon- 4 pm         Printmaking and Collage - Towson University Community Art Center
 
Presentations/Performances:
12:30 pm &  1:30 pm       Storyteller Diane Macklin presents "Play"
1 pm  & 3 pm                   Dance Baltimore presents Exhibit Expressions: Maryland Collects Jacob Lawrence 
2 pm                                 Theatre Morgan presents excerpts from  HOME by Samm-Art Williams

 

Children and Youth can attend FREE.

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The Joy and Pain of Collecting Art

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Need help picking the perfect artwork? Want to know how to start collecting art? Hear from experts in the field to get the inside scoop about how to build your very own collection.  Presenters: Myrtis Bedolla,  Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, Art Historian, Appraiser and Author Dr. Halima Taha, (Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas, 1999) and renowned Collector Walter O. Evans who has amassed one of the greatest fine art collections in the country.

In conjunction with our Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence exhibition.

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - $8

 

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Saturday Fun: Printmaking for Kids

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Looking for a creative outlet for your kids that will also create long-lasting memories? Printmaking is the perfect fit! Create zany prints with art instructor Debbie Hart that you will treasure for years to come.

In conjunction with our Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence exhibition.

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - Adults - $8 - Children 7-17 - $6 - Under 7 - Free

 

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Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence

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Over 50 prints by artist Jacob Lawrence from personal collections in and around Maryland.  Lawrence, one of the best known artists of the 20th century, was a painter, storyteller and educator who is renowned for his portrayals of African American life, especially in Harlem. His prints reflect the vivid colors and simplicity of form seen in his earlier paintings. Jacob Lawrence is one of the best known painters of the 20th century.

 

Upcoming Lawrence Events:

Teacher Open House - Tuesday, September 12th, 4pm

Saturday Fun: Printmaking for Kids - Saturday, September 16th, 11am

The Joy and Pain of Collecting Art - Saturday, September 16th, 1pm

Sunday @ 2 Films: I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan - Sunday, September 24th, 2pm 

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CREDIT: © 2017 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Third Thursdays: Eric Marner, Saxophonist

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Join us for a night with Saxophonist, Eric Marner. Hailed as the new sound of Smooth Jazz; Marner's musical experiences range from Jacques Ibert, to Charlie Parker, to Kirk Franklin. Seeing Marner perform and hearing his music gives homage to the past greats and a glimpse of the brilliant future of instrumental music.

Add a bit of luxury to your evening! Take an exclusive late night tour, listen to live jazz, have a culinary treat and match it up with one of our signature drinks. Third Thursdays offer up an experience unlike any other.

Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm. Media sponsor: WEAA

 

At the Door - Members - $8/ Non-Members - $10

Cash bar and food are available for purchase

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Eric Marner, Saxophonist

I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan

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(73 mins) Age is no barrier to creativity, activism and genius! “I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan” tells the story of 93-year-old African American Artist Ashley Bryan who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet/illustrator of 50+ children's books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows inspired by his African heritage.  Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. CLICK HERE FOR THE FILM TRAILER.

In conjunction with our Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence exhibition.

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - $8

 

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