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» FRIDAY: Mother2Mother ~ An Evening of Hope ($)
» SUNDAY: Hustle for History Dance Lessons ($)
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30 Days To Lose It! Workshop Workout ($)
Tuesday 9/25 @ 7:30 pm in the MPR
Get in gear for season 3 with a weekly cardio dance workout with Lazet Michaels Boatman, CEO, The "Life Center" Private Fitness Facility at 7:30 pm.  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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Mother2Mother presents An Evening of Hope ($)
Friday 9/28 @ 6 pm in the Ford Freedom Rotunda
Naci Mai is a non-­profit organization committed to empowering young women and their children through academic, social and mentoring programs. Naci Mai has come together with other outstanding organizations to present Mother~2~Mother - ‘An Evening of Hope,’ featuring returning guests Mom Winans, Diana Lewis, and Christine Johnson, with special guest Dr. Cissy Houston!  During this impactful evening, seasoned mothers share life lessons and words of wisdom from their own experiences to direct and encourage young mothers who are program participants.  Strolling reception at 6 pm with program following at 7 pm.  Tickets are $75 each or $50 for Museum members, and are available at the Museum's Information Desk as well as online.  For more information go to http://www.mother2mother.org.

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Hustle for History Weekly Dance Lessons ($)
Sunday 9/30 @ 5 pm in the Ford Freedom Rotunda

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! For more information, please call (313) 494-5800.


Current Exhibitions

Visions of Our 44th President
Through August 4, 2013
This collective art exhibit was created to honor and celebrate the significance of the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama.  Forty-four busts was created from a model that served as a blank canvas, giving each of forty-four artists from across the country free reign to creatively interpret this milestone in American history.  The Visions exhibit opens at The Wright Museum before becoming the Museum’s first national traveling exhibit, visiting prestigious museums, libraries, universities and galleries across the country.  At the conclusion of the tour, the exhibit will become a part of The Wright Museum’s permanent collection.  To learn more, including how you can help support this once-in-a-life-time undertaking, visit VisionsOfOur44thPresident.com.

Moving to His Own Beat - Fela: The Man, The Movement, The Music
Through March 17, 2013
Created in partnership with Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, this exhibit examines the life of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti in the realms of music, culture, and politics, and preludes the arrival of the off-Broadway smash musical, Fela!, in February, 2012.  Fela's undying passion for African peoples, understanding of the power of art and politics, and unyielding struggle against the colonial forces in Nigeria during the 1950s and 1960s, solidified his legacy as a shimmering agent of change against the status quo.  He spoke out against the ruling government, returned to African traditions that had been interrupted during Colonialism, and brilliantly used his music as a medium for social change.  Always pushing the envelope, Fela infused traditional African highlife music with classical jazz and funk, which evolved into a unique sound that he called, “Afrobeat.”  The powerful music and social commentary found throughout his vast catalogue of recordings is indicative of his desire to help end oppression among African peoples everywhere.  Click here to learn more...

The Chris Webber Collection: Exceptional People During Extraordinary Times, 1755 - Present
Through November 6, 2012
Chris Webber, Detroit native, National Basketball Association All-Star player (retired) and NBA announcer, collects rare artifacts that illuminate the lives and legacies of African American greats such as Phillis Wheatley, the first African American author; Rosa Parks , mother of the modern civil rights movement; civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others.  Viewers get a glimpse of their heritage and learn about a different facet of Chris Webber, basketball player, philanthropist, and collector of African American history.  Click here to learn more...

Great American Artists - Part III: The Seeds
Through January 6, 2013
This yearlong exhibition features the works of a consortium of Detroit artists in a three-part series subtitled, "Roots, Branches, and Seeds."  This cooperative provides the group a means of documenting and preserving each artist’s image and their careers.  In this third installment, the works of Endia Beal, Sydney James and Mario Moore form the “Seeds” of the group. They have used inspiration derived from the exhibit's first two parts - The Roots and Branches - to create works that address the social issues of today. 
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You May Have Missed...

Voices of the Civil War Episode 8 "Battle of Antietam"

President's Message, September 2012

Positive Detroit, "Midtown To Become Canvas For New Contemporary Light Festival: DLECTRICITY"

Yale Daily News, "Moore ART'13 shows paintings at The Study"

 


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

Unless otherwise noted with ($), all events are FREE and open to the public.
HOURS
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 1 - 5 pm
Closed Mondays
ADMISSION
Adults (13 - 61) $8
Seniors (62 +) & Youth (3 - 12) $5
Free for members & children under 3

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
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Detroit, Michigan 48201-1443
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