MOCA Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month

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Creative Arts 4 Kids

Mandalas inspired by artist Alma Thomas

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 2–4pm

Every first Saturday, children ages 6-12 are invited to tour MOCA exhibitions and learn about the elements of art by renowned artists. This month we are focusing on abstract artist, Alma Thomas. Children will create mandalas inspired by Thomas’ work.

Admission: $12.

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MOCA Moving Images

I Am Not Your Negro – Film Screening

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 2–4pm

Join us for a film screening of the award-winning film by Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro. This film, written by renowned writer and activist, James Baldwin, contextualizes the complexity of race in America through the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medgar Evers.

Free with museum admission.

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Jazz @ MOCA

Bobby Thomas Jr.

Date: Friday, February 23 ,2018
Time: 8pm

Two-time Grammy Award nominee Robert “Bobby” Thomas Jr. has wowed audiences around the globe for more than three decades. Widely considered one of the most important percussionists in music history, his lightning-fast hands and percussive pyrotechnics prompted the great Joe Zawinul to bestow upon him the title of “Hand Drummer.”
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Free. Rain or shine.
The museum will be open by donation.

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Contemporary Dialogues

Art Talk: Gregory Pierre-Louis

Date: Saturday, February 24 ,2018
Time: 5-6:30pm

Gregory Pierre-Louis, emerging mixed media artist and curator of MOCA’s Fresh Threads exhibition, will discuss his work, influences, and the historical references of fabric in Black art forms.

This event takes place alongside the city of North Miami’s Black History Month Music in the Plaza program from 6-11pm.

Free with museum admission.

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