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ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: SMITHSONIAN CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: SMITHSONIAN CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY

courtesy of thefeministgriote.com

February 5, 2014

Good Afternoon to you! First Wednesday for this month of February and today the Smithsonian  has lots of activities and events going on! These activities are not only for adults, but there is something for the kids as well. Here are a few of these that the Smithsonian has lined up.

DISCOVERY THEATER: LIONS OF INDUSTRY, MOTHERS OF INVENTION

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:30am

Where: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington D. C. Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)

Ages 8 and up can attend.

The play honors African American entrepreneurs and inventors for their creativity and genius. May not be art, but I think everyone will benefit from this.

To view and purchase tickets go to smithsonianassociates.org.

 

AFRICAN  AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:30pm

Gallery Talks & Tours

Where: American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, Washington D.C.

The event is free.

This event shows the highlights of artwork by African American artist. From 19th century to contemporary, including folklore, spiritual, and music.

 

INNOVATIVE AFRICA: BLUE, GREEN, & BROWN TECHNOLOGIES

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: African Art Museum in the Pavillion, 950 Independence Ave., SW Washington D.C. Located in the Enid A. Haupt Garden near the Smithsonian Castle and the Sackler Gallery.

After Five, Lectures & Discussions. Related Exhibitions: Earth Matters: Land As Metaphor and Material in the Arts of Africa.

A panel discussion by Lawrence E. Jones that touches on Africa’s technological innovations in water, energy, and agriculture. There is also a curator-led tour, followed by a reception.

 

That’s not all, but there will be more activities and events from the Smithsonian.

Come back Friday to check out what’s going on in the museum. Enjoy your Wednesday and as always be blessed!

 

 

 

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