Learn Theater, Lights & Design with the Family | The Wright's Weekly Update November 16 - 22 - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

Learn Theater, Lights & Design with the Family | The Wright's Weekly Update November 16 - 22

Is your family always looking for new weekend activities? Well look no further! The Wright Museum presents the Family Activity Series (FAS). 

This family-friendly series is a cluster of workshops that range in topics from financial tips to creating your own African drum. Your kids can create a traditional African Shakere, learn how to produce their own mix tape or how to use lighting and design to create a production. Other than the arts families can learn together how to balance a checkbook or tips for spotting and stopping bullying. Please check our site regularly for FAS topics, as they range in age appropriateness.

These workshops are FREE and open to the public.

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30 Days To Lose It! Weekly Workout ($)
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Now that SEASON 6 of 30 Days to Lose It is in full swing, come take part in this month’s theme, circuit training with Pierre Vinson of G.I.V.E. Fitness LLC. Circuit training is a very effective way to work out as it gets your heart rate up while simultaneously strengthening your muscles. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or just stay in shape, come dressed to sweat (with an exercise mat or beach towel), bring a buddy or 3 and join this safe, fun fitness program for women endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports! Free for members, $5 for non-members. Attend 8 consecutive sessions and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months FREE! For more information please email 30days@chwmuseum.org.

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Swearing in of the Postmaster
Friday, November 20 at 2:30 PM
From 1836 to 1971, postmasters at the larger Post Offices were appointed by the President, by and with the consent of the Senate. Since 1971, postmasters have been selected through the merit system. Through this merit system, Derron M. Bray has been appointed Executive Postmaster, Detroit Post Office, Great Lakes Area. Come witness the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Bray, this Friday. Free.

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Family Activity Series, Theater, Lights & Design
Saturday, November 21 at 12 PM
Students will learn about the usage of light in a theater setting. They will have an experience observing how to operate a light board mixer; discuss the symbology of light and color; and create a light plot for simple emotions and then for monologues taken from the movies and from news events. They will use color to suggest and manipulate emotion in a theater setting. Free.

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Passport to African Culture Workshop
Saturday, November 21 at 1 PM
Come be exposed to wonderfully exciting art works, customs and traditions of the people of Ghana, Mali, Kenya, and the Congo. As evidence of your artistic travels, create a handcrafted “passport book” to keep and to treasure. Free.

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Dream Fashion Show ($)
Saturday, November 21 at 7 PM
Dream big, dream fabulous, DREAM FASHION! This Saturday, the sixth edition of Dream Runway Fashion Show is happening. Come see the hottest designs strut down the catwalk. For ticket information email dmproductionsllc1@gmail.com.

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Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons ($)
Sunday, November 22 at 5 PM
Get your groove on with our weekly hustle lessons, taught by instructor Thomasenia Johnson of Two Left Feet. 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!
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Current Exhibitions

Inspiring Beauty | 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Through January 3, 2016

This first-ever exhibition on the Ebony Fashion Fair explores the 50-year history of the fashion spectacle that redefined the concepts of beauty, style, and empowerment for black Americans. Curators Joy Bivins and Virginia Heaven examine the history of the Fair and its creator, director, and producer, Eunice W. Johnson. Inspiring Beauty showcases nearly 100 garments and objects including ensembles and accessories displayed on fully stylized mannequins to create the runway experience, as well as Johnson’s personal effects to tell the full story of these unparalleled events.  Click here to learn more...

And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture
The core experience of The Wright Museum, this 22,000 square-foot exhibition takes visitors through time and across geographic boundaries from prehistoric Africa all the way to modern-day Detroit. Throughout, the efforts of everyday men and women who built families, businesses, educational institutions, spiritual traditions, civic organizations and a legacy of freedom and justice are hailed. Click here to learn more...

Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science & Technology
This high-tech exhibition highlights trailblazers, contemporaries and careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. African Americans have contributed to the scientific and engineering output of the United States since the 17th century, and this history is brought to life through interactive computer kiosks, a touchscreen video wall, and hands-on activities and play areas. Inspiring Minds introduces individuals from across the spectrum of fields, levels of renown, and from times past and present, with highlights on African American women in science, black aviators, black inventors, medical ethics, and key historical figures such as George Washington Carver. Click here to learn more...

I, Charles H. Wright: My Story
Through March 6, 2016
This year, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History reaches a milestone in the history of the institution - its 50th anniversary. To celebrate this august achievement the museum presents an exhibition centered around the life of the man who started it: Charles Howard Wright, M.D. (1919-2002). A great physician, an intellectual of incredible insight, and a man of solemn dedication to his community, through words and images, documents and objects, the exhibition summarizes his expansive legacy. Click here to learn more...

Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series 2015
Through December 13, 2015
The Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series, now in its sixth year, is an annual competition co-presented by Bombay Sapphire® and Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The goal of the series is to provide exposure for artists of nearly all visual mediums, allowing them to compete for the chance to have their work showcased at the grand finale event during SCOPE Miami Beach. Click here to learn more...

Collect: The Power of Knowing
Through March 27, 2016
Welcome to Collect: The Power of Knowing. This exhibition honors collectors who have preserved and shown us works of art that we may not have seen on our own, especially art from the continent of Africa. The works show evidence of our creativity from the distant past to our current times. There is power in knowing this history. Click here to learn more...

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