This December we will not only wish for peace in the New Year, but work to demonstrate a commitment to it. In keeping with our exhibit Jewel-Bright: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems featuring images of children marching in 1917, the Museum will partner with the Small Idea School, who will lead a March for Peace throughout our community after the Museum closes at 5pm. In prep for this demonstration, the Museum will host an afternoon of art making, music and stories that encourage all to participate in an opportunity to express a desire for peace on earth.
JEWEL-BRIGHT: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems
On view NOW, The Living Room
Our Living Room transforms into a grand space of reflective material and media that celebrate the luminous nature of our beloved community.
ANA MENDIETA: Thinking About Children’s Thinking
On view NOW, The Legacy Gallery
Enter conceptual Cuban artist Ana Mendieta’s world through sound art, videos and photographs about collective and individual experience. Guest curated by Amy Rosenblum Martín.
PARADE: Derek Fordjour
On view NOW, The Salon
2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence Derek Fordjour takes visitors on a journey through the sense-memory of childhood and the process of forging an identity.
I WANT PEACE!
2:00 – 4:00pm, The Studio Labs
Get ready for the March! Stop by and create your own music makers and posters to shake and carry as we march through the streets of Sugar Hill at 5pm.
FREEDOM SONGS WITH MARJORIE ELIOT
3:00 – 3:30pm, The Living Room
Jazz legend and Sugar Hill resident Marjorie Eliot will share with us a selection of Freedom Songs. Be prepared to singalong!
3:30 – 4:30pm, The Living Room
Celebrate the history of peaceful protest through music and song with our in-house storyteller Alexander Elisa.
HEAR ME! Open Mic
4:30 – 5:00pm, The Living Room
What type of world do you want to live in? Tell us during our inspiring open mic session, as we ready to rally. All ages encouraged to participate.
PEACE (ON EARTH) MARCH
5:00pm, Museum ‘Stoop’
Get your peace posters ready and let’s hit the streets of Sugar Hill! As a group, we will march from the Museum’s ‘Stoop’ at 898 St. Nicholas Avenue to 570 West 159th Street where we will share hot cocoa and snacks.