Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth: Freedom Day @ MoAD. We are celebrating on Saturday, June 18, so that we can be closed on Sunday, June 19 and allow our staff to rest and observe Juneteenth with their friends and family.
Free admission 11am-6pm, enjoy complimentary access to our current exhibitions, Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art; David Huffman: Terra Incognita; and Sam Vernon: Impasse of Desires.
11am-12pm Virtual Art As We See It | Artists Responding to Representation and Equality Paired with Music–Part I
In honor of Juneteenth, MoAD Docents present selected pairings of revolutionary art and music. We invite you to join their informal conversation as they discuss history, context, imagery, and distinctive artistic expressions.
12-2pm In-Person at MoAD St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band is an authentic New Orleans Traditional Jazz Funeral and Mardi Gras Marching Band. They will lead a second line processional and perform in MoAD's Salon
3-4pm Virtual and Projected in the MoAD Salon A virtual presentation with Professor Daina Ramey Berry - Juneteenth: A Day of Jubilee
Dr. Berry begins her history of Juneteenth at a time when African people lived in freedom in advanced and complex societies. She covers the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the development of the US economy built by slave labor and the centuries of Resistance by the enslaved before they were once again freed. She discusses how the enslaved recorded their reactions to their freedom and how it became an international day of Jubilee.
Daina Ramey Berry is the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and the Chair of the History Department (the first person of color to take this role). Dr. Berry is a “scholar of the enslaved” and a specialist on gender and slavery as well as Black women’s history in the United States. She is the award-winning author/editor of six books. Her most recent publication, A Black Women’s History of the United States, co-authored with Kali Nicole Gross, is an empowering testament of Black women’s ability to build communities in the face of oppression, and their continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Professor Berry completed her BA, MA, and PhD in African American Studies and U.S. History at the University of California Los Angeles.
When you register for this program, you will receive an acknowledgement email with the zoom links to participate in this day of programming virtually. If you do not receive the email from MoAD with this information, please check your spam or junk mailbox.
If you are going to participate in this programming in-person at MoAD, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of entry is required at the door.