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

 

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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

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

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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

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