February’s Second Sunday at Newark Museum will commemorate Black History Month
by Newswire/January 26, 2017
The Newark Museum is celebrating BlackHistoryMonthat its Second Sunday program on Sunday, February 12 from noon to 5 pm. The program features lectures, performances, tours, art and science demonstrations, workshops and music. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free with admission.
Baked treats with music by the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Ensemble Noon-2 pm
Creative Play Drop-In: 3 to 5 year olds and their families learn about and pay tribute to some of the African-American artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Noon-4:30 pm
Creative Play Backpacks: Explore the Museum with a specially-developed set of tools and activities for ages 3-5 and their adult helpers. Noon-4 pm
Family Gallery Workshops: Children ages 5-12 and their families celebrate BlackHistoryMonth by exploring the collection of African-American artists and works from the Civil Rights movement to the Harlem Renaissance. 1:30-3 pm
Teen-Led Gallery Tour of Harlem Renaissance Music: Feel the music of the Harlem Renaissance as captured by prominent artists of the time and experience how music inspired great works of art. 12:30 pm
Docent-led tour of Ceramics: Hot, Hotter, Hottest; Ceramics of Native Artists of North America 1 pm
MakerSPACE Drop-In 1 -4:30 pm
Docent-LedHighlights Tour featuring African-American Art of the Newark Museum 2 pm
Newark Museum Through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists: Milcah Bassel 2 pm
Gallery Pop-ups 2 -4 pm
North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club: all male choral group performs a variety of music, from African-American to Classical 2:30-3:30 pm
Alice & Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium Shows
Additional fee required Earth, Moon and Sky: Explore the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun. With the help of Coyote and Native American stories, learn about moon phases, eclipses, constellations and more.
Recommended for children ages 12 and under. 1 pm Navajo Sky: Join a Navajo family as they listen to elders telling stories about the constellations that were passed on from generation to generation. Hear about how stars were placed in the sky and how they signal when crops should be planted and when hunting season begins. Presented in Navajo and English.
Recommended for adults and children over age 12. 3:30 pm
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