Black History Month

Head to CMA to celebrate Black History Month with special Music and Movement programs, Mini-Musical programs, and Storytime!  During the month of February, CMA is highlighting African American artists and scientists who have made significant contributions to the world in which we live. From the Art Studio to the Build It! Lab, children will enjoy hands-on exploration as they learn about men and women who were pioneers in their fields. 

Our Build It Lab project will highlight the engineering talents of Garrett August Morgan!
He developed one of the three-light stoplight systems!

During our Mini-Musical we will take a look at the incredible lives of the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States, former judge Leah Ward Sears, actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director Laurence Fishburne, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker.

Our Art Studio projects will highlight the awe-inspiring talents of artists Faith Ringgold, Beau McCall, Kara Walker, and Carrie Mae Weems.

All month, at our Science Bar, guests will be able to learn about the amazing minds and achievements of some incredibly important American scientists.

Chemist Alice Ball
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
First African American woman in the USA to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, Marie Maynard Daly
Inventor & acoustician James Edward Maceo West
Engineer, physician & NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison
Botanist & inventor George Washington Carver
Mathematician in the United States’ aeronautics & space programs Katherine Johnson

Check out our CALENDAR for more information of the timing and location of all our February Black History Month programs.