Celebrate African American art and culture and commemorate June 19, 1865 when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom, two and half years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. Free admission & family art activities from 10am – 5pm.
Explore artwork of African American artists in the collection and The Amistad Center‘s traveling display, Fresh Faces of Youth. Create a fresh face of your own using kente cloth patterns, pose for a picture, explore faces in art with a docent, and learn about historical figures in the abolitionist movement with performances by the Ray of Hope project. This free, fun-filled family event includes something for everyone!
A FREE shuttle bus will run between the museum, the Mark Twain House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and ImPACT Fest in Bushnell Park.
Event Date: June 14, 2014
Event Time: Begins at 10:00 am and ends at 05:00 pm
Event Cost: Free
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103