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February 2, 2019

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Gallery Tour: American Art

Saturday, February 2, 2019
2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Saturday, February 2, 2019
3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

Gallery Tour: Expanding Narratives

Saturday, February 2, 2019
3:30–4:30 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Dive deeply into our collection to explore questions about art, history, and society in this free weekly event.

Gallery Tour: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Saturday, February 2, 2019
4–5 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

Music: Winard Harper

Saturday, February 2, 2019
5–6 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Percussionist Winard Harper plays with a passion for the powerful messages behind jazz music.

Curator Tour: Soul of a Nation and Eric N. Mack

Saturday, February 2, 2019
5:30–6:30 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor

Explore the enduring legacy of Black radical artistic practice in the 1960s and 1970s with Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, who gives a last look at Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, followed by a tour of Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, February 2, 2019
6–8 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Create your own wearable activist patches inspired by the messages of the Guerrilla Girls and AfriCOBRA. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Artist Talk: Lineage

Saturday, February 2, 2019
6–7 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the launch of artist Shani Jamila’s new podcast Lineage with photographers Ming Smith and Russell Fredrick of the Kamoinge Collective, a group founded during the Black Power movement which is still active today. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Tour: Archives as Raw History

Saturday, February 2, 2019
6–7 pm

Libraries and Archives, 2nd Floor

Delve into the Museum’s history during the age of Black Power with archivist Molly Seegers. Go behind the scenes, see archival storage, and examine original documents related to historical exhibitions that featured work by local Black artists. 20 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, February 2, 2019
6:30–7:30 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th and 5th Floors

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works on view in Soul of a Nation.

Music: Toshi Reagon

Saturday, February 2, 2019
7–8 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Singer and composer Toshi Reagon blends styles from folk to funk, blues to rock and Black sacred music. With violinist Juliette Jones and bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Ganessa James.

Black Gotham Experience: Magnetic Resonance

Saturday, February 2, 2019
7:30–9:30 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Immerse yourself in Soul of a Nation with visual storytelling project Black Gotham Experience. Participate in a photo studio by Kamau Ware with styling by Charles Johnson, video collage by Kearaha Bryant, and music by GoodWill, P.U.D.G.E., and Rimarkable.

Film: Mr. Soul

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Mr. Soul (Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard, 2018, 115 min.) tells the story of SOUL!, the first Black talk-variety show nationally broadcast on public television, and its pioneering producer Ellis Haizlip. Directors Melissa Haizlip and Samuel D. Pollard introduce the screening. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Poetry Reading: Cave Canem

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8–9 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Hear readings by poets Karisma Price, Naomi Extra, and Stephanie Jean, as they respond to themes in Soul of a Nation. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music: YahZarah

Saturday, February 2, 2019
9–10 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Multi-genre vocalist YahZarah performs “I'm Taking You Back,” a set dedicated to women artists and ideas of reclamation in the age of Black Power.