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Black History Month: Living Legacy
Feb 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm| Free
New Orleans band Water Seed performs sophisticated jazz infused with adventurous funk.
Soul Food Junkies (Byron Hurt, 2013, 60 min.) explores the relationship between food, family, and identity. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Animated documentary-in-progress Black Enuf takes a playful approach to questions of racial identity and self-acceptance. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker Carrie Hawks. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Use fabric to design a quilt square inspired by people and events in African American culture. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Pop-Up Gallery Talks
Join a lively discussion about artworks celebrating African American artists.
Soul Science Lab’s Chen Lo and Asante Amin present Soundtrack ’63, a multimedia live music performance that honors the Civil Rights Movement.
Kim Drew, founder of the blog Black Contemporary Art, leads a discussion with artists Devin Kenny and Sondra Perry about the ways black artists engage social media.
Poetry and Community Talk
Black Poets Speak Out, a collective led by Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, and Amanda Johnston, presents a poetry reading and community forum inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
The Peculiar Kind, a documentary developed from the eponymous web series, uses unscripted conversation to look at the lives of queer women of color. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
Grammy Award–winning spoken word artist J. Ivy discusses his new memoir, Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.
Classic R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Bilal performs tunes inspired by this month’s theme, including selections from his album Love Surreal.