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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day: What’s Your Story?

January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

FREE admission and activities all day long!

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with family-friendly music by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and students from Charter Oak Cultural Center, hands-on art activities, and a theater performance about the Underground Railroad.

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Storytelling, Music, and Theater

Guided Gallery Meditation | 10:30am & 11am
Join Alexandra “X” Carvache of Navigatge Om for a moment of artful reflection to begin the day.

Clo Pratt’s Story | 11:30am & 1pm
Meet Clo Pratt (costumed interpreter Tammy Denease) and hear about her life as a free woman.

Scenes from In Freedom | 12:00pm & 1:30pm
Catch a sneak peek of Alan Kramer’s original musical about a journey on the Underground Railroad.

Folktales from Japan | 12:30pm & 2pm
Explore the new Utamaro exhibition and learn more about Japanese folklore with Motoko.

Student Brass Band | 3:30pm
Enjoy a special performance by Charter Oak Cultural Center’s young musicians.

Funky Dawgz Brass Band | 4:00pm
Move to the rhythm of the Funky Dawz!

Art-Making and More!

Interactive Speech Reading | 2:30pm
Participate in a collaborative reading of Dr. King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

“I Have a Dream” Video & Pendants | All Day
Watch a recording of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and make a pendant inspired by his powerful message.

Kamishibai Stories | All Day
Learn about the Japanese tradition of kamishibai storytelling and create your own story card.

Journal-Making | All Day
What’s your story? Decorate your own journal.

Storyboards | All Day
Draw, ink, and then color your own comics! Create characters and send them on an adventure.

Docent-Guided Tours:
(Meet in Gray Court)

11:00am | Eyes on Art Family Tour
12:00pm | Eyes on Art Family Tour
1pm | Museum Highlights Tour
2:30pm | Special Theme Tour


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