MLK Day at AVAM - Free!

photo of Abu the Flutemaker by Kristine Buls

The folks at the American Visionary Art Museum just sent over information on their upcoming free event. The museum is normally closed on Mondays, but in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, they will be open and offering lots of special events.

Here are the details:

Monday • January 19 • 10AM–6PM:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Free Day!

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in recent history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, performances, demonstrations and other fun stuff for a FREE day at the museum! Museum is open 10AM-6PM. MLK programming takes place between 1PM and 4PM. A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation!

1pm - 4pm "Make some Noise for Martin!" Noise Party in the museum's "Thou Art Creative" classroom • Make your own instrument or noise maker! • 2nd Floor, Jim Rouse Visionary Center

1pm - 4pm Ongoing screenings of "I Have a Dream," a film of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln memorial on August 28, 1963, presented in its entirety, along with scenes of the civil rights struggle throughout the 1960s • 3rd Floor, Jim Rouse Visionary Center.

1pm: Birthday Cake! 3rd Floor, Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Sing and then enjoy a piece of birthday cake!

2pm: Trash instrument demonstration with Baltimore-favorite Abu, the Flutemaker • 1st Floor, Jim Rouse Visionary Center

1pm - 4pm : Docent-led tours of AVAM's "The Marriage of Art, Science & Philosophy" exhibition • Call for times • or just show up • Main Building

And other stuff, TBD

[Thanks, Pete]


American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway

Baltimore, MD 21230

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