Highlights from the Event

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, join us as we embark on a cosmic voyage to celebrate the rich heritage, creative expressions, and liberating joy of African American culture. Join us for activities, music, and more during our Solstice Saturday Celebration – Making Black Freedom!  

  • Visit the museum until 10 p.m. (no passes required from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) 
  • Dine the Sweet Home Cafe opens at 11 a.m. featuring special items from our Juneteenth and Afrofuturism themed menus 
  • Shop at the Museum Store until 10 p.m. (last entry at 9:30 p.m.) we encourage visitors to check out the remaining customized Afrofuturism products before they are gone! 

  
Activities include: 
  

  • Visit our exhibitions at night:  
    • LAST CALL! Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures investigates Afrofuturism’s impact on American culture and features over 100 objects from music, film, comic books, and more. 
    • NEW! Reclaiming My Time features work by contemporary Black designers that engage ideas about cultural heritage, bodies at rest, and histories of labor and leisure. 
    • HIGHLIGHT! Spirit in the Dark: Religion in Black Music, Activism and Popular Culture examines Black religious life through a selection of photographs from the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest. 
    • HIGHLIGHT! Musical Crossroads examines the intermingling of musical and cultural traditions, styles, and beliefs across all genres and styles and demonstrates how Black music provides a voice for liberty, justice and social change.  

 

  • Attend featured programs and activities celebrating this month’s themes:  
    • Register to attend a one-on-one session with preservation specialists and receive a professional review of your family treasures and heirlooms.  
    • Featured Conversations 
    • Join us for an after hours dance party at the Afrofuturist Sound Stage 
      • 5 p.m. – NativeSun
      • 6 p.m. – Novena Carmel 
      • 7 p.m. – Ryan Celsius 
      • 8:30 p.m. – Special DJ performance by Flying Lotus 

Sponsors
 
ADP Foundation 
Universal Music Group 

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