Ogden Museum of Southern Art presented its 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 17. Visitors enjoyed exploring the museum through a scavenger hunt inspired by the Prospect 5 exhibition and an interactive “I Have a Dream” wall. Plus, Art Activity Bags were available for all to take home and included ink drawings inspired by P.5 artist Welmon Sharlhorne, mini protest signs inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and a Freedom Rider Bus coloring page inspired by the Freedom Riders.
Through out the day, guests enjoyed an array of family-friendly entertainment including performances by the Bard Early College Poetry Club, Young Audiences Charter School Jazz Band and DJ Heelturn. The festivities culminated with a panel discussion led by Shukrani Gray, African American Resource Collection Equity and Inclusion Librarian, exploring the history of social justice activism in New Orleans.
This free event was made possible with support provided by Cox Communications.
Our next Free Family Day will take place on Saturday, March 26. Stay tuned for more details!