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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Currier Museum of Art invites you to a free community celebration.

Join us for a special celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, January 15 with a variety of free programming and community building.

Visitors are invited on curator-led tours of our diverse collection, and to collaborate on art-making activities including paper bead creation and responsive exercises rooted in the teachings of Dr. King. There will also be special spoken word performances by The Racial Unity Team of NH, as well as a screening of Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. 

11 am – Curator-led tour: Black Abstraction with Bruce McColl, Director of Engagement (meets in Historic Court)
11 am to 2 pm – Paper Bead Making Workshop in the Green Studio (lower level) 
Learn how to create paper beads with recycled paper in the style of Ugandan artist Sanaa Gateja, whose work is currently on view.
Noon – Curator-led, close looking tour of Kara Walker’s works on view with Rachael Kane, Curator of Education & Interpretation (meets in main lobby)
1 pm – Curator-led tour: Sanaa Gateja: Selected Works with Lorenzo Fusi, Chief Curator (meets in main lobby)
2 pm – Racial Unity Team performance and screening of “I Have a Dream” speech (auditorium)
3 pm – Celebration concludes

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