Wednesday, December 21, 2011


CombKwanzaa Family Day
WHEN: Wednesday, December 28, 1–5 PM
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

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! (Left: Lwena peoples, Angola. Comb. Early 20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of The Honorable Albert H. Blum and Mrs. Blum, Baltimore, BMA 1989.655)

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
Baltimore’s acclaimed actress, dancer, and storyteller is on hand to 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
**Space is limited and tickets are required for this FREE performance. Tickets are available outside the Auditorium beginning at 1 PM. Limit one ticket per person on a first-come basis. Doors open ½ hour prior to performance. No seat saving.