Friday, February 21, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm
All programs are included with admission
Join us for a weeklong celebration of Black History Month and the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle through family-friendly art making, music and storytelling.
Publish Your Voice with 826 Boston
11 am–3 pm | Create Space
826 Boston is building communities of young writers by empowering students to share their stories through bookmaking and literacy workshops. In collaboration with middle school students from Roxbury, write your own ending to a story inspired by Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. Illustrate and bind your book in this workshop then take a copy home with you!
Castle of our Skins: A Little History
1–2pm | Main Atrium
Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating black artistry, history and heritage through music. In this workshop, artistic director and violist Ashleigh Gordon weaves music, poetry, storytelling and audience interaction into a fun-filled exploration of both unsung and celebrated figures of the past and present.
Join viral tap dance sensations Syncopated Ladies for a fresh perspective on working together while expressing your individuality with movement and musicality. Attendees will build from the basic steps up to improvisational “conversations” with each other then learn a simple routine under the master guidance of Syncopated Ladies Anissa Lee and Assata Madison. No experience or tap shoes required; sneakers or hard sole shoes recommended.