As part of its Black History Month celebration, the Kennedy Center presented the Washington National Opera’s production of Lost in the Stars — a gripping musical retelling of the classic novel Cry the Beloved Country. The show ran from Friday, Feb. 12 to Saturday, Feb. 20.
On February 22, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust took us back in time with RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles. This live multi-media show took Broadway by storm and is now getting rave reviews across the country.
Open a National Geographic magazine to virtually any page and you’ll see a beautiful and compelling photograph. On February 23, renowned NatGeo photographer John Stanmeye, shared stories behind some of his recent pictures in his lecture Capturing the World at NatGeo headquarters in Washington, DC.
The High Museum of Art – Atlanta has a host of new exhibitions opening this spring. There’s truly something for everyone — from an exhibition of artist Eric Carle’s collages (Carle’s children’s books include The Hungry Caterpillar) to Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, about those comfy shoes’ place in our culture. A major retrospective of celebrated contemporary photographer Vik Muniz’s work opens on February 28. Visit the High’s website for details on all upcoming exhibitions.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) kicked off Black History Month with several historic videos and fascinating essays on its website, including a video about communities mobilizing for change (like the Black Lives Matter movement) and a piece about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by his daughter Bernice King. On March 12, NMAAHC presents Museum Day Live!, a full day of free activities at the National Museum of American History — starting with a guided tour of Through the African American Lens, an exhibition depicting the accomplishments of African American women in American history, and ending with Ain’t I a Woman: Interpreting the Intersections of Race and Identity for Women.