Celebrate Juneteenth at the African American Museum

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Posted on Jun 9, 2023 by DART Daily
Juneteenth is right around the corner, and the African American Museum, Dallas, has four days of programming to help you celebrate. There are gallery talks and tours, a book discussion, a presentation on the history of Juneteenth, music, vendors, and more. All the exhibits are just a short stroll from the Green Line’s Fair Park Station. Here’s what’s the only museum of its kind in the Southwestern United States has in store.

Thursday, June 15, AT&T Auditorium

6:30 p.m. – Opening program followed by a book discussion: Of Black Study by Dr. Josh Myer, Howard University

Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, Gallery C

1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Gallery Talks – “Juneteenth and Freedman Cemetery” by Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney
1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Gallery Talks – “If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future: Selections of Contemporary South African Art from the Nando’s Art Collection” by Gerald Leavell

Monday, June 19 (Juneteenth)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Vendors under the Dome
1-2 p.m. – “The History of Juneteenth” by Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney (AAM) and Donald Cox (UNT) – AT&T Auditorium
2-3 p.m. – “Parallels: American Slavery and South Africa Apartheid” (Panel Discussion)
2 p.m. – Music Under the Dome
3 p.m. – Music Under the Dome

The museum is packed with events all summer long. Here are some highlights. Unless otherwise noted, the events are free and take place at the museum.

If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future
(Exhibition of Southern African Masterworks from the Nando Collection)
Through Aug. 13

Frank Frazier – The Visionary, The Advocate, The Artist
Through June 27

Annual Preservation Workshop
Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-noon

Color of Freedom
June 13-July 29

23rd Annual City Men Cook
Sunday, June 18, from 3-6 p.m.
Tickets $10-$20 at citymencook.com

34th Texas Black Invitational Rodeo
Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m., at the Fair Park Coliseum
Tickets $10-$30 at fairparktix.evenue.net

Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair
Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The African American Museum, Dallas, is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the Green Line, you can get to Fair Park Station on Bus Routes 23 and 214.

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