The Selfie Museum of Detroit is a new, super-dope main attraction in the city

No matter if you’re from the Motor City, or simply visiting, the Big D has a new, super-dope, main attraction: The Selfie Museum of Detroit. With a variety of eclectic, fun and energy-vibing scenes, you’re sure to have a great time, and capture fun memories. Mother and daughter duo Kelli Cooke and Jordyn Watson turned […]

Why Willow Smith plans to lock herself in a box

Willow Smith is set to lock herself in a box to raise awareness about an important mental health issue. The 19-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has teamed up with Tyler Cole for a 24-hour performance art piece focused on anxiety, which will be taking place at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Los […]

Yema Thomas of Atlanta’s High Museum discusses celebration of Ghanaian culture

Yema Thomas is a museum educator, visual performing artist and blossoming art historian. She currently serves as the coordinator of public programs at the High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta, where she creates educational programs and events around its exhibitions. Thomas’ latest project has been working on culturally enriching activities around Ghanaian artist Paa […]

H. Beecher Hicks III details plans for national museum celebrating Black music

H. Beecher Hicks III is the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music. His relationship with the project commenced in 2010 when he began serving on NMAAM’s board before becoming CEO in 2013. The 56,000-square-foot museum is designed to house six permanent galleries and one rotating gallery in downtown Nashville. It […]

Black Santa Claus, Shawn Cooper, says our children need to feel included

Shawn Cooper of Detroit has been portraying Black Santa Claus for the kids in his community for five years. He looks forward to it every year and takes great pride in his role. When asked why taking on the role is so important to him, Cooper said, “Our children need to feel like they’re included […]

Aaliyah to be honored with wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Nineties R&B fans have something to celebrate. Aaliyah will join the likes of Michael Jackson, Tupac, Beyoncé and more entertainment legends who have been immortalized as wax figures. Madame Tussauds of Las Vegas will honor the Princess of R&B with her own wax figure in their throwback room. Fans can pay tribute to the late icon […]

12 Black museums to visit this summer

Don’t wait until Black History Month to learn about African American history. Learning about the accomplishments, contributions and prominent Black figures throughout history can take place 365 days a year. Here are a few of the most popular African American museums you should visit this summer to learn about or brush up on our history. […]

National Museum of African American Music provides hope to the new generation

What was once a distant dream is now one step closer to becoming reality, as the National Museum of African American Music gets set to open in Nashville in late 2019. H. Beecher Hicks III, who serves as the museum’s president and CEO, stopped by rolling out studios to share the exciting news. To learn more, visit the […]

10th annual Dallas Art Fair puts creativity on full display

Source: Tarin Harris

The 10th annual Dallas Art Fair kicked off with a preview benefit on April 12 in downtown Dallas at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue. The Art Fair ran through Sunday, April 15. Presented by Ruinart, the 2018 Art Fair showcased more than 90 top national and international gallerists. The works of art represented painting, […]

Makeba Dixon-Hill: Curator of education at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Makeba Dixon-Hill’s love for museums started at a very young age when she would visit the High Museum of Fine Art and have lunch on the lawn with her mother on a monthly basis. She recalls these early experiences as being amazing. “I was spending time with one of my favorite people, surrounded by art […]

Weekday fun in the Washington, DC metro area

The best time of day is when the clock strikes 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. You run out of your employers’ office so fast, just to hit up a happy hour and go home to pregame for the weekend festivities. Now, happy hours and weekend entertainment are a nice finale after a grueling work week, […]

J. Dilla’s equipment is headed to the Smithsonian

Legendary hip-hop producer J. Dilla has become of the genre’s most celebrated figures, and how a part of his legacy is being immortalized in America’s most famed museum. Much of Dilla’s equipment has been donated to the Smithsonian by his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey.

More than enough white curators?

On the “A” w/Souleo… It wasn’t until graduate school that Michelle Joan Wilkinson realized that becoming a curator could be a viable profession. Wilkinson is now the director of collections and exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. She now hopes the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s recent announcement of a […]

Best children’s museums in the US

The Children’s Museum, Boston, MA Center for Puppetry Arts Atlanta, GA Please Touch Children’s Museum Philadelphia, PA Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Children’s Museum of Phoenix National Museum of Play Rochester, NY Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul  Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI Kohl Children’s Museum Glenview, IL The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis The Children’s Museum of Houston […]

Best Museums for Sunday Visit

African American museums have been the hallmark of cultural preservation for blacks in America. These awe-inspiring living repositories for historic artifacts and documents that tell the story of black people in America. Visitors travel from the four corners of the world to visit these institutions and learn more about the history of African Americans and […]

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