50th Anniversary Call for Black Power: The Wright's Weekly Update February 8 - 14 - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

50th Anniversary Call for Black Power: The Wright's Weekly Update February 8 - 14

Weekly Update February 8 - 14, 2016

The Wright is Open Every Day of Black History Month!
February 1 - 29, 2016
Book your tour or bring the family today to celebrate Black History Month at The Wright Museum, which is open every day of February including Mondays from 9 AM - 5 PM. All exhibits are included with standard admission, and many special events are FREE and open to the public - for a sampling, please see below. To book your tour call (313) 494-5808 or email tours@thewright.org, or call (313) 494-5800 anytime for more information.

30 Days To Lose It! Weekly Workout ($)
Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 PM
Live to the beat with a weekly Hustle for Health workout with Thomasenia Johnson of Two Left Feet! Attend 8 consecutive sessions and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months FREE! For more information please email 30days@chwmuseum.org.

Family Activity Series: Tap Dancing
Saturday, February 13 at 1 PM
Enjoy The Wright Museum with this FREE Saturday activity series for the whole family. Be inspired to move like Savion Glover, Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.! Make rhythmic sounds that come from your feet and learn to tap dance. Whether art, music, dance, acting, or more, you and your children are sure to have a great time! Free.

Liberation Film Series presents Kathleen Cleaver & The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Saturday, February 13 at 3 PM
The 2015 - 2016 season of the Liberation Film Series continues with a 50th Anniversary Call for Black Power and tribute to Dr. Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott. Featured will be Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Emory University School of Law and former Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party, with an introduction by Dr. Errol Henderson. The event also includes a book signing and film screening for The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution. Free.

Ford Free Second Sunday
Saturday, February 14 from 1 - 5 PM
Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission* every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Ford Motor Company! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family. *Excluding guided group tours. For group tour information please call (313) 494-5808 or email tours@thewright.org. Free.

Don Barden Foundation Children's Interactive Storytime
Sunday, February 14 at 2 PM
Where music, movement, and literacy collide, this interactive story performance will put your kids in the story! Have fun dancing and enjoying storytelling with Yolanda Jack and Michelle McKinney. Children take a free book home afterwards! Free.

Hustle for History ($)
Sunday, February 14 at 5 PM
Get your groove on! Work your muscles, strengthen your bones, and move something with our weekly hustle lessons. Have a ball while supporting the Museum's ongoing membership efforts. This activity is great for all ages! Free for Members, $7 for non-members. Purchase 5 lessons and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months of hustle lessons FREE!

Current Exhibitions

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting
Through May 15, 2016

And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture


Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science & Technology

I, Charles H. Wright:
My Story

Through March 6, 2016

Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History
Through January 24, 2016

Collect: The Power of Knowing
Through March 27, 2016
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Click here to download our January - March 2016 Member Newsletter

Become a member today

Members of the The Wright Museum enjoy benefits such as:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • Free guest pass(es)
  • Invitations to Members' Only previews
  • Free subscription to the quarterly membership newsletter, The Wright Times
  • 10% discount in the museum store
  • Special pricing on select museum events
  • 20% off meals at Union Street Restaurant

Click here to become a member today!


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