Event Kick-Off in Museum Rotunda
Kick off the Family Day events with a performance by Ayodele Dance and Drum. 10 a.m. (Rotunda)
Ayodele Dance and Drum Performances
Chicago-based artist collective Ayodele Dance and Drum will bring a culturally enriching diasporic African dance and live drum performance to MSI guests. Performances at 10 a.m. (Rotunda) and 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Auditorium).
J. Ivy Recorded Spoken Word Performance
Experience a powerful spoken word performance recorded by Grammy award winning poet and 2021 Black Creativity Innovator, J. Ivy. Every 20 minutes throughout the day (Auditorium). 75 guests per performance.
Family Day Collective Art Piece
Take inspiration from one of the day’s performances or a piece in the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition to create your own picture, graphic, quote, or poem. Artist Cindy L. Lys and MSI staff will lead you through this collective art activity.
Quentin Crockett – Chalk art
Artist Quentin Crockett will create a curated chalk art piece on the Museum's North Plaza inspired by the Juneteenth holiday.