Second Saturdays for Families | Black Heritage Month

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Second Saturdays for FamiliesCelebrate Black Heritage Month with art-making, live performances, and tours. In collaboration with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities.

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.




ART MAKING 10am- 1pm
Collage Creations: Become inspired by the work of artist Romare Bearden and explore how he uses color, line, and texture. Then make a collage to take home. Avery Court

Abstract Adaptations: Create a composition based on the colorful abstract work of Alma Thomas. Then design a piece of art focuses on shape and repetition. Hartford Courant Room

11:00am-11:45am | Watch HartBeat’s Youth Play Institute perform two excerpts from their newest play Journey To The Polls, then participate in a talk-back led by the young artists. Amistad Center

11:30am-12:30pm | Enjoy a traditional African dance and drum performance by artist Mellissa Craig. Avery Court

11:30am | Eyes on Art Family Tour: Discover artwork from the collection and more during this docent-led tour for all ages.