The American Revolution From Other Perspectives @ The Old State House
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm

Virtual lecture from The Old State House by historic-site interpreter Gavin Malone explores how the American Revolution was part of a much larger conflict that spanned several continents and included British loyalists, African Americans and Indigenous peoples. Program streamed live via Zoom. Registration required and only available by clicking here(This link opens in another tab/external link). 1 p.m. For additional information, call 302-744-5054 or mailto:OSHmuseum@delaware.gov.

Virtual Teacher Workshop: The Life of Objects @ Brooklyn Museum
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm

Learn about the varied ways works of art move from their communities of origin into museum collections in this two-day professional development workshop for teachers. Using case studies from our Arts of Africa collection, provenance researcher Meghan Bill and educator Michael Reback discuss how museums research the histories of works in their care, and demonstrate how these narratives can connect visual art and global history. Develop interdisciplinary strategies for teaching from objects, and learn to use their histories of ownership in the classroom to engage students with issues of cultural exchange and power.

Registration is $20. A Zoom link will be sent by email. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today!

Women, Reentry, and Fair Chance Hiring @ Eastern State Penitentiary
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free. Live-streamed on Facebook and via Zoom webinar.

Women are the fastest growing demographic group among people who are incarcerated yet are navigating a criminal justice system that does not recognize their unique experiences and needs. Hear from panelists, including fair chance employers, who are at the forefront of creating meaningful reentry opportunities that recognize the individual needs, strengths, and agency of women.

Kimberly McGlonn, with 18 years of experience as a designer of curriculum, is a committed advocate for social justice and environmentalism, advocacy that informs her approach to business leadership in the fashion industry. As Founder & CEO of the Philadelphia-based manufacturing start-up, Grant Blvd, she oversees the daily management, creative direction, & growth strategy for the brand. Ultimately, the company’s mission is to construct stylish, sustainably sourced fashion, while not only reducing landfill waste, but in supporting women who are formerly incarcerated in leading self-sufficient lives. Her work has been recognized by Fast Company, the NAACP & she was named “20 of 2020” by Citibank. Ultimately, she aspires to build a personal legacy that is rooted in service, strategic design, and systems change.

Tess Hart is co-founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Brewing — a small batch craft brewery with a fair chance mission in Philadelphia, PA. Before starting Triple Bottom, she worked in Washington, DC, as a strategy consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Jamila Harris advocates for the social rights of women that are impacted by the criminal justice system. She collaborates with the Incarcerated Women’s Working Group, Mural Arts, People’s Paper Co-op, and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. Jamila is a published author, college student, and Certified Recovery.

This event is part of Eastern State’s ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this discussion may take place virtually. Check back soon for more information.

Artist Talk: The Absent Stone with Jesse Lerner and Sandra Rosental @ The Walters Art Museum
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join filmmakers Sandra Rosental and Jesse Lerner in conversation with Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr., Associate Curator of the Art of the Americas, 1200 BCE–1500 CE, for a discussion about their film The Absent Stone.

This program is part of a series exploring themes from the Walters’ exhibition Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence (1821–2021). This program’s introduction will be bilingual, and we encourage you to ask questions in Spanish and English.

About the Filmmakers

Jesse Lerner is a documentary filmmaker, curator, and writer based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), Magnavoz (2006), and T.S.H. (2004), and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland (1995, with Rubén Ortiz Torres), Ruins (1999), The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010), and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America, and Japan, and have screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, and the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Los Angeles Film Festivals.  His books include The Maya of ModernismF is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing (with Alex Juhasz), Ism Ism Ism (with Luciano Piazza), The Catherwood Project (with Leandro Katz), L.A. Collects L.A. (with Rubén Ortiz Torres) and The Shock of Modernity.

Sandra Rozental is a cultural anthropologist whose research explores national patrimony and heritage claims generated by the extraction of archaeological objects from local communities and other state-making enterprises. She is currently an associate professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa in Mexico City where she teaches on museums, collections, science studies, contemporary art, and film. She has worked as an exhibitions researcher and curator in anthropology museums and cultural institutions in Mexico and has collaborated with artists and curators on several installations in museums and galleries. The Absent Stone (2013, with Jesse Lerner) is her first film. The film has received several awards, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival Jury Award, and has screened in festivals, museums, and theaters in Mexico and abroad. She recently edited the book Museum Matters: Making and Unmaking Mexico’s National Collections (with Miruna Achim and Susan Deans-Smith, University of Arizona Press, 2021).

Please note: This event is virtual and is available exclusively on our Facebook and YouTube pages. You don’t need an account on either platform to enjoy the program.

Guided Listening: Medieval Music and Art @ Princeton University Art Museum
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for an exploration of artworks from the medieval collection as you listen to a selection of medieval music recorded by Early Music Princeton (EMP) undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. EMP is a University ensemble whose members study and perform a vocal and instrumental repertoire spanning the centuries from medieval and Renaissance to high Baroque, with a special focus on historical performance practices. Presented by Caroline Harris, associate director for education, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, performance faculty: voice and music director, Early Music Princeton Singers.

Free registration via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. This program, including live closed-captioning, is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.

National Lighthouse Day at Fenwick Island Lighthouse @ Fenwick Island Lighthouse
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate the beacon that opened in 1859 to help mariners avoid the notorious Fenwick Shoals. 302-436-8100.

UPTOWN BOUNCE: Celebrating Black Music and Culture! @ El Museo del Barrio
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Uptown Bounce is back! El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of the City of New York and The Africa Center are excited to present in-person, once again, it’s popular summer block party series, Uptown Bounce. This year, we are celebrating Black music and culture from the 1970s to present day. Featuring live performances, DJ sets, workshops, surprise guests, Gallery access, and more! Details coming soon.

FREE | To RSVP, click here.

Uptown Bounce Health & Safety Guidelines
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at Uptown Bounce, face coverings are strongly recommended (required for building entrance) for all adults and children over the age of 2, and we encourage everyone to practice social distancing, whenever possible.

Music Brings Us Together: Community Concert Series-A Celebration of Black Music @ Baltimore Museum of Industry
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Urban Choral Arts Society, Inc. (UCAS)–a nonprofit dedicated to improving the achievement and esteem of Baltimore area youth through choral music and cultural arts–for an outdoor, socially distanced performance highlighting the important contributions of African-Americans in the BMI’s covered pavilion. Seating will be available but visitors are welcome to bring their own chairs/blankets. Restrooms are available inside the museum. Audiences can bring their own refreshments.

This series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). Free, but advance registration is required at urbanchoralarts.org.

Anna, Betty and Betye: 3 Women in Craft @ African American Museum in Philadelphia
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

In partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Scribe Video Center invites you to us for a special screening featuring Anna Russell Jones, Betty Leacraft and Betye Saar, three women of African descent who have led trailblazing and pioneering careers as artists, often using their work to make pointed and powerful political statements.

Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business
Directed by Christine Turner
(USA, 2019, 9 min)

There’s no stopping the groundbreaking and legendary artist Betye Saar, even at age 93. Pushing boundaries for 70 years, this portrait of artist Betye Saar shows she isn’t done fighting inequality in her personal and powerful work. Inside her LA studio, Saar talks about collecting objects, African American history, art as a weapon, and making people think.

Betty Leacraft: Shape Shifter of Textiles
Produced by Jere Edmunds, Edited by Ellen Reynolds
(USA, 2021, 10 min)

Betty Leacraft is a “shape shifter of textiles,” presenter, curator and educator who has led culturally inspired fiber/textile related workshops and residencies in tri-state area’s under-served, under-resourced communities, colleges, public schools, libraries, prisons, senior centers, women’s shelters, and re-entry and substance abuse programs. As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Leacraft’s artistry and career continues to be a beacon of the city and beyond.

Anna Russell Jones: Praisesong for a Pioneering Spirit
Directed by Nadine Patterson, Produced by Marlene G. Patterson
(USA, 1993, 26 min)

Meet Mrs. Anna Russell Jones, a textile designer in the 1920s and ‘30s, a member of the Women’s Army Auxilary Corps during World War II, and a nurse in the 1950s, she was a professional career woman ahead of her times. Narrated by Toni Cade Bambara. Music by Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble.


Second Friday- Noyes Art Garage @ Noyes Art Garage
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During Second Friday’s we gather to celebrate the openings of our newest galleries. Galleries are open late until 8:00 pm with LIVE music and light refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you here!