HOUSTON (CW39) – Tanner Ellis is the son of the artist whose African American art prints have been sold and distributed all over the world. Tanner’s art works will be on display at the Museum Feb. 7th to 28th.
Children’s Museum Houston will celebrate February Black History Month with an abundance of activities, art displays and performances dedicated to honoring African American legacy, heritage, and history.
“BR’ER RABBIT” – PERFORMED BY THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE
TOMORROW, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. during Free Family Night
Come on out and enjoy this beautifully acted “Br’er Rabbit” performance by the Ensemble Theatre.
Focusing on the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” “Br’er Rabbit” packs an exciting combination of African American folklore and American popular culture sure to delight kids of all ages!
BLACK HISTORY STORY TIME SERIES
All Month Long
They’re the faces of ABC13 keeping us informed every day!
Hear from ABC13 news anchors as they read delightful children’s tales written by African American authors.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICKOFF CELEBRATION
Saturday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
You’re invited to celebrate the contributions of African Americans during a day of magic, drumming, and inspiring performances featuring Djembe Drumming, Kucheza Ngoma Dance Company, and The Ensemble Theatre.
SOULLIAA RAE MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Feb. 5, at 1 and 2 p.m.
Come for a unique therapeutic experience with healing artist, Soulliaa Rae, as she cultivates wholeness through her soul-filled melodies.
Be transported to a place existing outside of space and time to feel your “feels” and be your “youest” you.
T. ELLIS ARTIST SHOWCASE AND SELF PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS
Showcase: Feb. 7 to 28
Workshops: Feb. 11, 16 (during Free Family Night) and 25
Artist T. Ellis’ prints have been sold and distributed all over the world. He has embarked on a mission to create unique works of art that speak to the enduring legacy of African American history and culture.
See one of his most distinguished collections featuring portraits of renowned African Americans.
Plus, join his son, actor Tanner Ellis, for workshops on the significance of each portrait followed by self-portrait workshops that explore what’s meaningful to you.
THE GRIOT SPEAKS – SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 and 7 p.m. during Free Family Night
Join griot Manning Mpinduzi-Mott as he tells tales, leaps, dances, and turns into all kinds of magical creatures during an interactive performance.
BLACK HISTORY EXPERIENCE
Every Saturday in February at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Come celebrate the African American spirit and learn about significant periods in history by participating in exciting activities, exploring African cultures and traditions, and engaging in stories about courage, survival, and resilience.