Target Family Days: Free admission to Henry Ford Museum on Friday July 15, 2011!
Arab American National Museum, the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Henry Ford as well as other Detroit area cultural institutions are participating in a fundraising effort called the Community Foundation Challenge – Arts & Culture.
On August 18th at 10:00, donors are asked to make their contributions of $25 – $10,000 via http://www.cfsem.org/. Matching funds will earn each institution an addition 50% of the gift’s value. Each participating institution has the potential to earn up to $200,000 in matching funds. The money will help with much needed support of operating costs for institutions.
Donors will be asked to select the institution(s) they wish to donate to using a drop-down menu. Click here for a list of participating institutions. Matching funds will go fast, so be ready at 10 AM on August 18!
The Henry Ford is hosting a new exhibit all about chocolate! The exhibit traces the history of chocolate from the time of the Aztecs and Mayans in Mexico and Central America through present day. Samples will be availabe on certain weekends all summer. There will even be a Chocolate Café with delicious treats available for purchase.
‘Chocolate: The Exhibition’ opens May 31 and runs through September 7 at the Henry Ford Museum. The exhibit is free with admission to the museum.
Read the article at: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008805290463
July 17-19, 2008
Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan
In 2008, the “Car of the Century” turns 100. Celebrate this landmark event by attending The World of the Model T – International Conference, July 17-19 in southeastern Michigan. Two full days of programming will satisfy auto historians and enthusiasts of all persuasions. Discuss, listen, and explore presentations on the impact and influence of the Model T Ford in the United States and the world. Spend a day with expert guides visiting historic sites associated with the Model T story. Enjoy a full day of presentations and programs at The Henry Ford, including a closing banquet in Greenfield Village.
Plan now to attend this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Registration information can be found at http://www.thehenryford.org/events/modelT/conferences.asp.
“The World of the Model T” Conference is sponsored by The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex (T-Plex), The Henry Ford, the Society of Automotive Historians, and Technology & Culture.
Minds on Freedom: Interactive musical and dramatic performance at The Henry Ford (20900 Oakwood, Dearborn), various times, Now through February 29
Rosa Parks Exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University (5401 Cass, Detroit), 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday, Now through May 30
Shaping Identity: Workshop for educators at the Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward, Detroit), 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Friday, February 8. Registration required ($10 preservice teachers, $15 members, $20 nonmembers)
“Honeydripper” directed by John Sayles at the Detroit Film Theatre (5200 Woodward, Detroit), 7 PM on February 8-9, 4 and 7 PM on February 10 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)
Tour of African American Art Galleries at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 PM on February 9
Tanya (Touchdown) Dallas: Storytelling at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 PM on February 10
“The Tuskegee Airmen – They Fought Two Wars” at the Macomb Community College South Campus (14500 E. Twelve Mile, Warren), continuous screening of the documentary from 11 AM to 7 PM on February 11 (Free)
The Spirit of African-American Artists presented by Jane Strand of the DIA at the Macomb Community College South Campus, 12:30 to 1:30 PM on February 12
Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert at the Detroit Main Public Library (5201 Woodward, Detroit), 7 PM on February 12 ($30 reserved seats)
Randy Weston: Musical Performance at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 7 and 8:30 PM on February 15
LaKela Brown: Artist Demonstration at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1 to 5 PM on February 16
African Dance-Marygrove College Dance Company at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Noon to 1 PM on February 20
“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Xala” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7:30 PM on February 21 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)
An Evening with Aku Kadogc and Jessica Care Moore at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 6:30 and 8 PM on February 22 (Free with admission)
“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Black Girl & Borom Sarret” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7 PM on February 22 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)
Pyeng Threadgill: Musical Performances at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 7 and 8:30 PM on February 22
“Retrospective: Masterworks of Ousmane Sembene”: Screening of “Ceddo” at the Detroit Film Theatre, 7 PM on February 23 ($7.50, $6.50 students, seniors and members)
Brunch with Bach: Harlem Quartet at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 11:30 AM on February 24 ($30 includes brunch, $10 concert only)
Let My People Go: A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad at Marygrove College, 7:30 PM on February 29 and 2 PM on March 1 (General Admission $25)
For a full list of events, also go to freep.com/blackhistoryevents.