Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) African-American History Month Family Day

The Baltimore Museum of Art announces African-American History Month Family Day: Maryland Icons Sunday, February 6, 1–5 p.m. (Snow Date: Sunday, February 27, 1–5 p.m.) FREE

Storytellers and dance/musical groups take the stage during the BMA’s FREE Family Day devoted to African-American history makers from Maryland. Explore art works by African-American artists, and become an artist yourself during hands-on art making workshops and gallery tours. A detailed schedule of activities follows.

1-5 p.m.
Art-Making Workshops
Construct colorful furniture in the style of Baltimore artist Tom Miller and add a piece of Maryland history to our community-story quilt.
Self-Guided Family Tours
Explore art work by three African-American artists who lived and worked in Baltimore, including Joshua Johnson, Tom Miller, and Haywood Bill Rivers.

1:45 p.m.
Gwen Marable
Listen as Gwen Marable shares the story of Maryland native Benjamin Banneker—America’s first African-American mathematician and scientist.

3 p.m.
Walter Jones
Hear Walter Jones weave a wonderful tale about Talbot County-born abolitionist, author, and Baltimore dock worker Frederick Douglass.

4:30 p.m.
Raynfall Dance Studio Ensemble & Dancing Many Drums Performances
Raynfall Dance Studio’s stirring interpretation of Alvin Ailey’s Cry and a reprise of Ailey’s Wade in the Water is followed by an original multi-media performance from the scholars of the Dancing Many Drums: Arts Education Project. The performance will include a screening of a documentary about their 2010 trip to Costa Rica.

This program is sponsored by the BMA’s Joshua Johnson Council.

The Baltimore Museum of Art · 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD · 21218 PH: 443-573-1700 F: 443-573-1582 / TDD: 410-396-4930

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