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MATRIX 174 Opening Reception & Performance
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm
MATRIX 174 Opening Reception & Performance

Vanessa German/MATRIX 174
Opening Reception & Performance

5 pm | Exhibition Viewing & Cash Bar Reception
6 pm | Performance
7 pm | Meet the Artist

Celebrate the opening of Vanessa German’s MATRIX 174 exhibition i come to do a violence to the lie. German, a sculptor, actress, playwright, and educator, will perform her unique style of Spoken Word Opera, a vibrant hybrid of spoken word poetry combining the theatrical elements of Hip Hop, African Storytelling, and Opera.

Tickets are $15 or $10 for museum members, click here to purchase.

Image: Vanessa German, photo by Brian Cohen.


Juneteenth Family Day 2016: Power & Identity
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Juneteenth Family Day 2016
Power & Identity

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Join us on June 11 for a free Juneteenth Family Day, and experience the transforming art of MATRIX 174 artist Vanessa German. Share a moment with the artist in Eye Contact is an Act of Love, followed by a procession of poetry, music, and dance. Museum admission is free during Juneteenth Family Day activities.

Performances & Music:
Eye Contact is an Act of Love | 11 am–1 pm | The Amistad Center, Pryor Gallery
Poetry Open Mic Hour | 1pm–2 pm | Avery Court
Power & Identity Procession | 3 pm–4 pm | Gengras Court

Snacks & More:
Freedom Trail Mix | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Avery Court
Ice Cream for a Dream | Noon – 3 pm | Prospect Street (outside Avery entrance)

All-Day Family Activities:
Various hands-on art activities, workshops, and face painting take place all day!

Docent-Guided Tours:
Arts, Books, Connections (ABC) Tour | 10:30 am–11:30 am
Eyes on Art Family Tour | 11:30 am – noon
Collection Highlights Tour | 1 pm – 2 pm
Special Exhibition Tour: Gothic to Goth | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

All tours meet by the Museum Shop.