Black History Month at CMA!

Celebrate Black History Month with us! During your visit, stop by the Stage, Science Bar, and Creativity Café to learn about prominent African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and art! We'll have interactive storytimes, hands-on activities, and exciting experiments all month long.

Black History Month Stage Program Highlights

Black History Month - Art Studio (2)

February 1-7 guests will learn about Mae Jemison, engineer and NASA astronaut, and what it means to be an astronaut, then launch your own rockets!

February 8-15 guests will learn about Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgeon and what it means to be a surgeon, and then take part in a Doctor Relay activity.

February 16-28 guests will learn about Misty Copeland, ballet dancer with the American Ballet Theater, and what it means to be a ballet dancer, then learn some ballet moves and exercises used by ballet dancers.

Black History Month Creativity Café Highlights

Black History Month - Art Studio (3)

Our Creativity Café projects will highlight the awe-inspiring talents of Augusta Savage, sculptor and key figure in the Harlem renaissance, and James Washington, a sculptor and painter who was a leading member of the Northwest School; Jacob Lawrence, one of the most important artists of the 20th century; Granville Wood, an inventor who held more than 60 patents in the U.S.; and Gwendolyn Magee, an extraordinary fiber artist.

String telephones, shapes and cubism, clay sculptures, and cloth art are all projects available to our guests. The Creativity Café is open during each session and is located upstairs on the Mezzanine level.

Black History Month Science Bar Highlights

Black History Month - Science Bar

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

Vivien Thomas, surgeon and former faculty of Morehouse School of Medicine, Marie Daly, biochemist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree, Marjorie Lee Brown, mathematician and one of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D., Otis Boykin, electrical engineer and inventor.

Chemical reactions, circuits, computer science & simple math, surgical tool design challenge are all experiences our guests can enjoy when visiting! The Science Bar is located upstairs on the Mezzanine level.

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

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