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Soul of a Nation
MUSIC: WINARD HARPER
Percussionist Winard Harper plays with a passion for the powerful messages behind jazz music.
CURATOR TOUR: SOUL OF A NATION AND ERIC N. MACK
Create your own wearable activist patches inspired by the messages of the Guerrilla Girls and AfriCOBRA. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.
ARTIST TALK: LINEAGE
Celebrate the launch of artist Shani Jamila’s new podcast Lineage with photographers Ming Smith and Russell Fredrick of the Kamoinge Collective, a group founded during the Black Power movement which is still active today. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.
TOUR: ARCHIVES AS RAW HISTORY
Delve into the Museum’s history during the age of Black Power with archivist Molly Seegers. Go behind the scenes, see archival storage, and examine original documents related to historical exhibitions that featured work by local Black artists. 20 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
TEEN POP-UP GALLERY TALKS
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works on view in Soul of a Nation.
MUSIC: TOSHI REAGON
Singer and composer Toshi Reagon blends styles from folk to funk, blues to rock and Black sacred music. With violinist Juliette Jones and bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Ganessa James.
BLACK GOTHAM EXPERIENCE: MAGNETIC RESONANCE
Immerse yourself in Soul of a Nation with visual storytelling project Black Gotham Experience. Participate in a photo studio by Kamau Ware with styling by Charles Johnson, video collage by Kearaha Bryant, and music by GoodWill, P.U.D.G.E., and Rimarkable.
FILM: MR. SOUL
Mr. Soul (Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard, 2018, 115 min.) tells the story of SOUL!, the first Black talk-variety show nationally broadcast on public television, and its pioneering producer Ellis Haizlip. Directors Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard introduce the screening. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.
POETRY READING: CAVE CANEM
Hear readings by poets Karisma Price, Naomi Extra, and Stephanie Jean, as they respond to themes in Soul of a Nation. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets. Seating is limited and first come, first served.
Multi-genre vocalist YahZarah performs "I'm Taking You Back," a set dedicated to women artists and ideas of reclamation in the age of Black Power.