Commemorate the remarkable life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with live virtual events featuring original poetry and stories, artists’ video collaborations that reflect on the past and present, art activities for the whole family, and so much more.
Plus, don't miss upcoming events that will spark your creativity and inspire new perspectives—sketch works from the museum’s collection along to music by DJ Kid Koala, join poet and author Marilyn Nelson as she explores historical and contemporary narratives of Black life, and hear from artist Faheem Majeed and curator Tempestt Hazel in a virtual conversation.
VIRTUAL KING DAY CELEBRATION
With this year’s King Day celebration, there are many ways to connect as a community around our shared commitments to racial equity and justice. Explore everything we have planned, and mark your calendars for the events below.
Monday, January 18
Rebirth Poetry Ensemble and performance duo In the Spirit present original spoken-word pieces and stories woven together with rhythm and song, bringing to life the legacy of Dr. King and responding to the exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits.
Wednesday, January 20
King Day Virtual Talk: (In)Justice
Explore the many meanings of justice, resistance, and faith with this participatory experience inspired by the museum’s collection and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Thursday, January 28
Artist Faheem Majeed and curator and writer Tempestt Hazel come together for a virtual conversation.
Friday, January 29
Virtual Studio: Kid Koala—Music to Draw To
Artist and composer Kid Koala broadcasts live from his Montreal studio for this special presentation of “Music to Draw To,” bringing you a quiet time music set sure to calm and inspire as you sketch works from the museum’s collection.
Friday, February 12
In response to the exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits, celebrated poet and author Marilyn Nelson explores historical and contemporary narratives of Black life through such themes as family, community, and the promise of youth.