Events planned to celebrate Black History Month

Author: Sheila Flynn

p. The University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Black Cultural Arts Council, will recognize Black History Month next week (Feb. 18-21) with a series of performances, educational programs and exhibits celebrating African-American culture.
p. The observance will begin with an educators’ storytelling workshop Monday (Feb. 18) at 4 p.m. in the Snite’s Ashbaugh Education Center. Open to teachers and students in the Notre Dame and local communities, the workshop will feature a presentation by international storyteller Vernell Ball-Daniel, followed by a discussion on the art of Jacob Lawrence and a storytelling painting activity.
p. Ball-Daniel will incorporate Lawrence’s images of Harriet Tubman into a performance titled “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad” at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19) in the Snite’s Annenberg Auditorium. The performance, which will be followed by 30 minutes of musical entertainment, is open to children enrolled in after-school programs at Studebaker School and the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) and their families, Notre Dame student tutors, and RCLC staff. A repeat performance, which is free and open to the Notre Dame community, will take place at 8 p.m. in the same location.
p. Snite curator Douglas Bradley will lead a tour of the exhibition “Masks and Figures, Form and Style: The Christensen Family Collects African Art” at 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 21) in the Snite’s Mestrovic Studio Gallery. Open to Notre Dame students, the tour will be followed by a reception and a performance by Notre Dame’s Voices of Faith Gospel Choir.


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