Friday, December 16, 2011


Kwanzaa Family Day

Kwanzaa Family Day
WHEN: Wednesday, December 28, 1–5 PM
The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore
Open Wed-Sun · 443.573.1700


Inspired by Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, this year’s celebration of community and family features a special performance by Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company and fascinating stories brought to life by actress Maria Broom. Come and create your own African textiles and hand-held treasures! Look for photographs from the fun-filled day on Facebook/artbma.

1-5 PM
Fashion a Festive Headdress*
In many West African cultures, the head is the most sacred part of the human body. Design a festive hat to adorn your head for the day!

Weaving & Community Quilting*
Explore the wonderful world of weaving using colorful fabric and yarn­—or design and make a square to be added to a one-of-a-kind community quilt.

2 PM
Storyteller Maria Broom
Known nationally for her role in HBO's The Wire, Baltimore’s acclaimed
actress, dancer, and storyteller will weave wonderful tales, teaching families about the importance of community, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, and the Hand Held treasures in all of our lives. (45 min.)

3:30 PM
Keur Khaleyi
Join Keur Khaleyi for a high energy performance of traditional African dance and drumming. More than 20 performers will be on hand to get you moving during a dance workshop. (45 min.)

*While supplies last
**Doors open ½ hour prior to this FREE performance. Space is limited; no seat saving.