The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural September Events
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural is kicking off our fall exhibit and events schedule in September:
Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day- Museum Day is an annual one-day celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine and hundreds of museums across the country. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is a participating museum and free admission will be offered to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Take the opportunity to experience our newest exhibits: African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory, Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics, and Color Outside the Lines: Celebrating Thirty Years at NAAMCC. For more information and tickets go to Smithsonian Museum Day 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:00 pm Express Yourself Saturday- Join Cincinnati artist Talitha Sydnei'a to create unique art. Program and art materials included with paid museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. 800.752.2603 or ohiohistory.org/naamcc
Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:00 pm Historically Speaking Lecture Series - Join award winning historian Anna-Lisa Cox as she discusses her new book The Bone and Sinew of the Land. When Black settlers Keziah and Charles Grier started clearing their frontier land in 1818, they couldn’t know that they were part of the nation’s earliest struggle for equality. The Bone and Sinew of the Land tells the Griers’ story and the lost history of the nation’s first Great Migration. In building hundreds of settlements in the Northwest Territory, which includes Ohio, these Black pioneers were making a stand for equality and freedom. Anna-Lisa Cox is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, she also was a recent Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where her original research underpinned two major exhibits, including one on black pioneers. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research, including a Gilder Lehrman Foundation Fellowship. She is also the author of A Stronger Kinship: One Town’s Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith. Program included with paid museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. 800.752.2603 or ohiohistory.org/naamcc
African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory Now through Sept. 30, 2022- Explore the many ways that African Americans served our country in the military and on the home front during World War II, through this exhibit of World War II materials from the NAAMCC collections. Discover the art of Charles Alston, commissioned by the Office of War Information to promote the war effort among African Americans, explore stories of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Red Ball Express, the Triple Nickels and Wilberforce-area veterans, and get a look at the impact World War II veterans had on the advances in civil rights that followed the war.
Color Outside the Lines: Celebrating Thirty Years at NAAMCC Now through Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. When the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) opened its doors in 1988, it was on the vanguard by being one of the first national museums dedicated to African American history. Today, NAAMCC houses over 8,000 artifacts, 600 linear feet of archived materials, and remains a pioneer in preserving and presenting African American history and culture. Learn more about the 30-year history and cultural influence of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics Now through Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics explores the painful and triumphant history of African Americans in comic books. The exhibit delves into the history of black comic book characters who, in the past, were rarely featured as heroes. Black comic book creators are now emerging to establishing superheroes of their own, reflecting a truer self-identity and cultural pride
Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms National Juried Art Show Opens Sat. Oct. 13, 2018 at the Ohio History Center, Columbus • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), the Ohio History Connection (OHC) in collaboration with the African American Visual Artists Guild of Dayton (AAVAG) and the Greater Columbus Arts Council presents the fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms National Juried Art Show. Artists from across the United States are invited to submit their work to the juried art exhibition. The 2018 art show will be held at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio.