June 25, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Talk: Community and Collection: The 50th Anniversary Spiral Collective
In 1963 Hale Woodruff and Romare Bearden began an alliance of artists who met weekly to discuss their work, politics and civil rights. The group exhibited only once, in New York in 1965, before disbanding. Join Collections Manager Joshua Gorman as he shows selections from the museum’s permanent collection including works by Bearden, Robert Alston, Norman Lewis, Alvin Hollingsworth and other artists—before and after Spiral. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program.
June 27, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 41:00 p.m.
Film: Looking For Langston (1989; 60 min.) closed captioned
Director Isaac Julien’s celebrated art film noir uses a 1920s Harlem speakeasy and the poetry of Langston Hughes, Essex Hemphill, Alain Locke, James Baldwin, and Bruce Nugent as a backdrop to examine the intersection of art and desire—themes that ran parallel within the gay literati of the Harlem Renaissance. Discussion and Q&A with a museum educator follows the film. Note: This film contains adult themes, content, and language, and is intended for mature audiences. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
June 28, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Family Program: Civil War Tours to Treasure
Families get a personal docent-led tour of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington and participate in a self-guided treasure hunt activity. Kids receive a free museum token for finishing the hunt. Each Tours to Treasure program lasts approximately 90 minutes; recommended for families and children (6 years and up). Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.