Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is The Wright Museum's busiest day of the year - and with good reason! It's an exciting day of celebration that includes children's workshops, arts and crafts, musical performances, storytelling, video tributes, special displays of MLK and Coretta Scott King artifacts, and much, much more!
Opening will be the museum's newest exhibition, No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting. Drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, No Boundaries features the work of nine trailblazing artists, knowledgeable in every aspect of Aboriginal ceremonial traditions.
[all activities & exhibits included in museum admission]:
10 AM - 3 PM: Children's activities & workshops
11 AM: University Prep Science & Math Middle School Student Presentations & Performances
11 AM - 4 PM: Green Humanity Café | Games, Healthy Foods & More!
12 PM: Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion
Civil Rights in the 21st Century Panel Discussion
Dr. Stephen Ward, Moderator; panelists include Tawana Petty, Sterling Toles, and Danielle Atkinson
12 PM: "This Little Light of Mine" Children's Storytelling
2 PM: Detroit Children's Choir Performance
3:30 PM: "Legacy of King in the Age of Obama" Lecture | Jamon Jordan, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Detroit
4 PM: Music of the Movement Performance featuring Mosaic Youth Theatre
• And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History & Culture: the museum's core exhibition
• Civil Rights films on continual rotation in the Orientation Theater, The Table of Brotherhood & a scale model of the King National Memorial in Washington D.C. all on display!
• Free health screenings courtesy of Henry Ford Health System
All exhibits are included in museum admission, which is $8 for adults (ages 13 +), $5 for seniors (62 +) and youth (ages 3 - 12), and free for museum members and children under 3. Please consider purchasing a museum membership, which provides free admission for an entire year! Memberships are available for purchase on site. For more information call (313) 494-5800.
Please consider purchasing a museum membership, which provides free admission for an entire year. Memberships are available for purchase on site. For more information call (313) 494-5800 or visit http://thewright.org/membership.