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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend at the Ohio History Center

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 21, 2019 12:00 am

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Help us celebrate the closing weekend of our art exhibit Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms!
Sat., Jan. 19, Sun., Jan. 20 and Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 • Museum Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ohio History Center, Columbus

Help us celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a weekend of themed programming inspired by our art exhibit Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms, which is open now through Jan. 21, 2019.

Film Screening: Blooms for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat • 1-2:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Mon.
This biopic examines artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements around him formed the artist he became. The films weaves the story of Jean-Michel and the city with never-before-seen works, writings and photographs. Director Sara Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from the scene: photographer Nan Goldin, director Jim Jarmusch, rapper Fab Five Freddy and many others.

Art + Activism = Social Consciousness • 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Mon.
Art can be an effective form of social commentary or political criticism and is a means to interpret history, Civil Rights and other social movements. Using satire, symbolism and allegory, artists have commented on everything from the effects of oppression, disenfranchisement and corruption to social change. Join us as we explore the Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms Art Show and discuss how artists featured in the show use artistic expression as a vehicle for encouraging social change and raising consciousness.

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January 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, 43211 United States
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