Black History Family Day

Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive

Saturday, February 24, 2018 /  Noon – 5 p.m.
Free admission

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Norton Museum of Art is hosting its first Black History Family Day, highlighting art by African-American artists, telling their stories, inspiring visitors to make art, and featuring music and theater by African-American performers. 

Activity Schedule

Noon-12:30 PM / Events open with MC, Mr. Trombone / East Courtyard

Noon - 4 PM / Art Activity: Basquiat Community Collab / East Courtyard

12:30-1:15 PM / Talk: The First African-American Community in the County / Davis Gallery

Everee Jimerson Clarke, author of Pleasant City, West Palm Beach, discusses the history of the community.

12:30-1:15 PM / Reading: Radiant Child with author Javaka Steptoe / Fisher Program Space
Javaka Steptoe, renowned children’s book author and illustrator, shares his book about Jean Michel Basquiat.

12:30-1:15 PM / Haitian Folklore Dance, Le Nubian Dance, Inc. / East Courtyard

12:30-2 PM / Norton Teen Advisory Squad members discuss art by African-American artists / Galleries

12:30-3:30 PM / Art Activity: Augusta Savage’s Gamin Reimagined / Central Courtyard

1:15-1:45 PM / Performance, Black Student Union, Dreyfoos School of the Arts/ East Courtyard

1:30-2:15 PM / Talk: From Bannister to Bearden – African-American Art at the Norton
/ Davis Gallery

Led by Ellen Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art

1:45-2:45 PM / Hip-Hop Performance, Eric Biddines, / East Courtyard

2-2:50 PM / Norton Collection Highlights Tour / Meet at the Visitor Services Desk

2:30-3:15 PM / Teen Talk: Issues in Popular Culture/ Davis Gallery

Led by Norton Teen Advisory Squad

2:30 PM / Free tickets available for 3:30 p.m. performance of Ain’t I a Woman! / Central Courtyard
Limit of four tickets per person while they last. This performance is for ages 10 to adult.

3-3:50 PM / Exhibition Tour: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture / Meet at Visitor Services

3-3:30 PM / Live Music: Tribal Rhythm, Barton Elementary School Students/ East Courtyard

3:30-4:45 PM / Theatrical Performance: Ain’t I a Woman!
/ Fisher Program Space

The Core Ensemble’s performance features Deltoiya Goodman in the roles of Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Tickets required, ages 10-adult, doors open 30 minutes before performance.

3:30-4:30 PM / Drum Circle, Abasi Hanif / East Courtyard

3:30 – 4:45 PM / Art Activity: Exploring African-American Textile Art, Kianga Jinaki / Davis Gallery

4:30 -5 PM / Mr. Trombone closes the program / East Courtyard

Noon-5 PM / Food Trucks


Special thanks to the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; the Palm Beach County Library System, and the Palm Beach County School District.