Join the National Museum of African Art for Museum Day Live! On March 12, the Smithsonian Institution, as well as hundreds of other cultural institutions across the country, will engage diverse audiences through leadership opportunities, vibrant performances, interactive activities, and more.
Held during Women’s History Month, this year’s Museum Day Live! is particularly focused on encouraging women and girls of color to discover their place in the arts and sciences. All are invited to explore our nation’s museums, libraries, national parks, aquariums, and zoological parks! Events are free and open to the public.
The National Museum of African Art’s Museum Day programming includes a teen poetry workshop; a performance from Coyaba Dance Ensemble about love and gratitude; drop-in design workshops; and an authors’ talk featuring Ntozake Shange. Docent-led tours of the museum’s galleries will highlight outstanding artworks by female artists.
Next door, the Smithsonian “Castle” will host a unique opportunity for young girls to explore museum careers through Ladies’ Lightning Leadership Talks. Staff from across the institution share their respective career paths, experiences, and advice. Learn about internships, volunteer opportunities, job shadows, and more!
Click here for more details on how to attend the Ladies’ Lightning Leadership Talk. Pre-registration is required. A full list of events celebrating Museum Day Live! at the Smithsonian can be found here.