Art and Story Hour: Uptown by Bryan Collier (Ages 6-10)

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Enjoy a story about a young boy who lives in Harlem and loves his neighborhood.  Following the story, children will create collages that illustrate their own stories about the places where they live. 

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Museum admission required.
In conjunction with Defining Moments.

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Members and Volunteers Tour

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8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  In honor of the Harriet Tubman Centennial, join us for a daylong adventure to Maryland's Eastern Shore! The tour includes round trip bus transportation, continental breakfast and a stop at the Harriet Tubman Organization Museum and Educational Center. Reservation forms are available on our website.

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Cost: $45 Members, $35 Volunteers

Click here to purchase tickets

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2013 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo

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Sunday, May 19 - Friday, May 24  This year, the premier conference for museum professionals is coming to Baltimore! Join over 5,000 museum professionals to learn, network and discuss the conference theme, "The Power of Story."  The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and other institutions will celebrate "Museum Week" with admission discounts and special offerings.

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For more details on Museum Week, please visit baltimore.org/museumweek.

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED: Illustration Art Workshop: The Art of Visual Storytelling

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Noon - 2 p.m.  Let accomplished painter and graphic designer George Tuggle show you how to develop your creativity and enhance your visual storytelling skills with an interactive art workshop that covers composition, concept development and audience engagement.

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Workshop Fee: $10
To register, contact Terry Taylor at 443-263-1829, or taylor@maamc.org
In conjunction with Defining Moments.

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Frontline: Endgame-AIDS in Black America” (120 minutes)

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Nearly half of the one million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children. Trace the history of one of our country's most urgent preventable health crises through the experiences of extraordinary intervals who tell their stories

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Museum admission required.

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Carolyn Malachi

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5 - 8 p.m.  A museum favorite, Carolyn Malachi has a unique approach to music that combines jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and lots of imagination. Dubbed "sweet songstress" by BET, the independent Grammy nominated artist is a hometown treasure.

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Special Admission: $5
Performance starts at 6 p.m.

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Writing Your Family History with Patricia Washington

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Educator Patricia Washington shares the experience of writing her Maryland family history from her book Little Children Blow Your Trumpets: The Family History of Alice Frazir Bouldin 1812-1965.  This annual program is in partnership with the Baltimore Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS)

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Cost: $5
To register, please call 443-263-1816

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum African American Children's Book Fair

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Scheduled Activities:

Author/Illustrator Presentations

1:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Literacy Hip Hop Performance by Christopher Jones, Culture Kingdom Kids
  • Reading & Basketball Demonstration with former Harlem Globetrotter Charles “Choo” Smith

2:30 p.m. - The Magic of Illustrating a Story with Floyd Cooper

3:30 p.m. – Pencil, Paper, Pen, Page:  The Art and Words of Illustrator, James Ransome and Author, Lesa Cline-Ransome

              

Art Activities

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Book Making Craft Activities

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - “Majestic Moments" Activity Corner

                    (face painting, storytime and art with author Gigi Kiett of A Goddess Journey)

Story Readings with Community Authors and Illustrators

1:15 p.m.          James A. Merritt

2:15 p.m.          Charisse Carney-Nunes

3:15 p.m.          Shadra Strickland

Children’s Book Bazaar

1 p.m. to 4 pm.  Meet authors and illustrators while shopping for children’s books. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be selling books, and free books will also be given out during the fair (limited supply).

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Free program.
In conjunction with Defining Moments.

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Music Presentation: Sound Poems

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with author and lyricist John Milton Wesley as he discusses the historical, spiritual and geographical influences that inspire his original music and poetry, reflective of his Mississippi roots.

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Museum admission required.

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"Homage to Harriet" Exhibition Reception

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3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Join us for the Homage to Harriet Art Exhibition Reception. Harriet Tubman was an African American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the Civil War. Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Tubman later escaped and became a leader of the Underground Railroad, the network of routes and safe houses used by those fleeing from slavery. Tubman is widely recognized as an American hero who shepherded numerous slaves to freedom. To commemorate the centennial of her passing, the museum presents this exhibition of artwork inspired by her life and legacy.

Homage to Harriet will be on view on the third floor Arts Wall until June 23, 2013.

Click here for details about exhibition-related programming. 

 

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Open to the public.
Free admission during reception hours.
Image: Homage to H. Tubman, 2012, Calvin Coleman

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