Education & Engagement
Join us for the following in-person and online programs related to the special exhibition. All programs are FREE, but require advance registration as noted. Be sure to also explore the downloadable interactives. Check back often for updates and new information!
ONLINE & IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
Interactive Virtual Tours: Live via Zoom
Join a Museum Educator on Zoom for an interactive discussion of the major themes on view in Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms. Using close-looking and conversation, you will explore various forms of contemporary art and catch a preview of the exhibition with this 60-minute virtual program.
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.
This program is free of charge but advance registration is required; call 937-223-4278 during regular museum hours or register online once the registration link is available. Once registered, you will receive a separate email with the virtual meeting information and link. Please register with an email address checked frequently!
Have a question or want to request a specific date and time for your group? Email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you online!
In-Person Session: Saturday, May 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (limit 20 participants)
Hear from Chief Curator and Director of Education Dr. Jerry N. Smith as he discusses DAI’s latest Special Exhibition and the museum’s collaboration with the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG).
Advance registration is required. The in-person session is free to members and included in museum general admission for non-members. Call 937-223-4278 during regular museum hours or follow the link below to register.
Harlem Renaissance to Now: Relevance of African American Art
Presented by the African American Visual Artists Guild
Friday, April 22, 1-4 p.m., Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium
Listen to members of the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) at this public discussion about the need for and impact of this Special Exhibition. It includes presentations by Siera Leone, award-winning writer and poet, Karen D. Brame, the founder of BlackListed Culture, and Andrew Scott, artist and professor, as well as a panel discussion and live painting demonstration by Erin Smith-Glenn, Associate Professor of Art at Central State University.
Online Learning Library: At-Home Portrait Collage
Looking for a creative at-home art lesson? Downloadable instructions to design a portrait collage inspired by the exhibition. Resource available soon; check back for updates.
ARTventures at Home
Families can download and follow along with this interactive art-making guide to create a work of art inspired by art from the exhibition. Resource available soon; check back for updates.