Third Thursdays

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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.

Performer: The Rodney Kelley Experience

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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Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays: Spice Band

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Join us for a night with the Spice Band. 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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Spice Band

Saturday Fun: Holiday Cards and Cheer

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Saturday Fun: Holiday Cards and Cheer

Saturday, December 9, 11am – 4 pm

Holiday Presentations: 1:30 pm - 3:30pm

Prepare for the upcoming holidays making holiday cards using various printmaking techniques with community artist Sallah Jenkins. Holiday cookies will be served. Enjoy a theatrical interpretation of the creation story by Theater Morgan from the Jacob Lawrence Genesis Series along with holiday choral music by Greenstreet Academy and ConneXion High School.

In conjunction with Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence.

Dollar Day Admission: $1

 

Scheduled Performances:

1:30 pm- Green Street Academy

2:30 pm- Theater Morgan

3 pm- ConneXion High School

 

Let us know you are coming. - CLICK HERE to RSVP

 

 

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Artist Trunk Show

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Looking for unique art for the home? Go holiday shopping at the Museum's artist trunk show for amazing fine art, crafts and jewelry created by regional craftsmen. Also, check out cool quilts and prints in the Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence and Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched exhibitions. Featured Artists: Joyce Scott, Leslie King-Hammond, Oletha Devane, Darryl Patterson, Larry "Poncho" Brown, Felicia Reed, Cedar & Cottom, Rael Salley, Vastie Presley, Espi Frazier and Sam Smith.

Let us know you are coming. - CLICK HERE to RSVP

 

 

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2017

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2017

Saturday, December 30, 12 pm- 4 pm

Celebrate this annual African American holiday with African dance, storytelling, drumming performances, workshops and traditional crafts using fiber art.  Hear elder and quilter Joan Gaither discuss the African American histories documented in her story quilts from the exhibit, Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched. Presenters include Sankofa Dance Theater, author food nutritionist Tambra Raye Stevenson from I Am Wanda.org and community artist Sallah Jenkins.

*** Due to health issues Dr. Karenga's lecture has been cancelled. ***

Special Admission is $5.

 

Schedule of Events:

 

Floor 1: Flex Room    Kwanzaa Crafts with Sallah Jenkins

Noont to 4 pm                 Create a mkeka (mat) using fabric, printmaking

                                      and  Adinkra symbols.

 

Floor 1: LewisNow!    Freedom: Emancipation  Quilted and Stitched

1:30 pm & 2:30 pm     Join quilter Joan Gaither for a gallery walk on

                                       her story quilts embracing people of color.

 

Floor 1: Classroom 112     African Marketplace (continues)

Noon to 4pm

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Floor 2: Upper Lobby      African Marketplace

Noon to 4pm        Shop for afrocentric products and support our vendors with

      (Ujamma- Cooperative Economics).

Floor 2: Theater      

                                            Video Presentation: Dr. Malauna Karenga (60 min)

12:30pm to 1:30 pm            In place of Dr. Karenga’s cancelled visit, one

                                            of  his 2016 Kwanzaa talks will be screened.

 

2pm / 3:15pm              Sankofa Dance Theater: Invoked, Called by

                                           the Ancestors (African dancing, drumming and spoken word.)

                                        .  Closing Kwanzaa ceremony at  3 pm show.

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Floor 4: Resource Center      Genealogy: Tracing Family Roots

Noon to 4 pm                           Search your family genealogy with Dr. Hollie.

 

Floor 4: DL Classroom  Video:KT and Me: A Kwanzaa Family Special (45 min)

12:30 pm & 3 pm

 

Floor 4: Boardroom Celebrating Kwanzaa in the Kitchen with I Am WANDA.Org

1:30 pm                                   Celebrate African Heritage foods over the holidays  with Women

                                                Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics and Agriculture(WANDA)

 

Floor 4: Commons      Percussion Workshop for Kids by Sankofa Dance Theater

2:30 pm   Create polyrhythmic music with the drummers of Sankofa.

 

 

** Check out Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence on the 2nd floor before it leaves on Jan 6th.**

 

 

 

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Making SkyBreak

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(57 mins) Making SkyBreak is a behind the scenes look at the creation of Zo!'s latest soul album all in the cloak of his hometown of Detroit City. Through the documentary, explore his hometown of Detroit to learn about Zo!’s humble beginnings, tour his home studio in Washington D.C., and travel to a host of cities from Los Angeles to Raleigh, NC. In this documentary we not only travel the country talking to the artists behind the music, but we delve deep into the beginnings of Zo!'s music career.   A post film discussion will follow about the soul music industry.  This film program is in partnership with the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Click here for the trailer.

 

In conjunction with our Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence exhibition.

 

Let us know you are coming. - CLICK HERE to RSVP 

Regular Admission Payable at Museum:

Members - Free

Non-Members - $8

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

RSVP for Talks & Thoughts by Clicking Here 

 

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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

 

Let us know you are coming. RSVP today!

 

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

RSVP - Let us know you are coming.

 

 

 

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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

Let us know you are coming. RSVP HERE

 

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