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Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood - Opening Reception
Join the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, and the Saint Augustine Historical Society in the opening of their exhibit, “Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood.”
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC), St. Augustine Historical Society (SAHS), and Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (CEAM) are pleased to present a multi-institutional exhibition and panel series “Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood” in April 2022. Both the exhibition and panel series are inspired by the lived experiences of writer, curator, wife, and mother Shawana Brooks, and celebrates the resilience of Black mothers through the lens of visual and literary art, and historical and archival objects.
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Free Admission for the opening reception.
The LMCC has admission during regular museum hours, paid at the door. Admission costs are $10 for adults, $5 for ages (7-17) and students. The LMCC offers 10%discounts for seniors, military, or groups of 20+.
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The opening reception will have light refreshments. "Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood" will be on exhibit in both locations from April 1st, 2022 to April 30th, 2022.
Related panels will take place at Flagler College throughout April. On Tuesday, April 12th, Dr. Martha Bireda, Scholar and Director of Blanchard House Museum of African History and Culture, will join Writer and Curator Shawana Brooks, and Dr. Lori Lee, Associate Professor of Archeology and Anthropology in a discussion that will focus on Black maternal health through a historical lens.
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 artists Shawana Brooks, Cheryl McCain, Marsha Hatcher, and Tatiana Kitchen will lead a panel discussion to discuss their work in relation to the exhibition, historical representations of Motherhood in art, and issues around the representation of BIPOC women artists within the fields of visual and literary art.
The exhibition will be made available virtually and our public programs will be live-streamed, and the recordings will also be made available online. Public programming at Flagler College will be located in an accessible building. Sign Language Interpreters will be available for all panel discussions. Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center is an accessible building. An interactive virtual exhibition will be available at the St. Augustine Historical Society venue for those with accessibility needs.
102 Martin Luther King Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Parking is available for museum guests along either side the museum building, behind the building (Via Pomar St), and across from the building (grass lot).