Public Programs for Adults

Culture Klatsch
Saturday, April 7, 10 to 11 am

Culture Klatsch is presented four times a year, twice each Spring and Fall. The program has been designed as an informal study group to examine art in or related to the Museum's collection and is hosted by the Museum's Curator of Art, Alicia Longwell. Coffee and pastries are served. Free. Advance reservations required.

Deborah Willis
Saturday, April 7, 5 pm

"Photographers are visual storytellers. They illustrate our place in society, document our dreams and preserve powerful memories," notes scholar, photographer, and author Deborah Willis. Willis will present images from her most recent book, Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present, and discuss the work of African-American photographers. Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Washington, D.C., and former curator of photography at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, Willis is the country's foremost expert on African-American photography.
$5 Museum Members/ $7 non-members

Poetry Reading
Saturday, April 21, 6 pm

Poet Beverly Wiggins Wells will read selections from her works including poems written in response to the exhibition The Jefferson Suites: An Installation by Carrie Mae Weems. Wiggins Wells has published a volume of poems entitled Simply Black, and is actively involved with the Langston Hughes Writers Guild, Ninevah Beach Summer Festival and Eastville Community Historical Society. The event is hosted by the Outreach Programs Committee, and has been supported in part by Bridgehampton National Bank.

Carolyn Goodman
Saturday, April 28, 5 pm

Join Dr. Carolyn Goodman as she presents her latest project, an inspiring documentary film about today's young activists entitled Hidden Heroes. Dr. Goodman is the mother of slain civil rights worker Andrew Goodman. In 1966, she founded The Andrew Goodman Foundation in order to carry on the goals and dreams of her son, and she has since dedicated herself to working for social justice. A question and response session will follow the presentation.
$5 Museum Members/ $7 non-members

Motown Memories Dance Party
Saturday May 5, 8 pm

No other sound moves like the Motown sound because of its unique groove and legendary performers. Motown during the sixties was the sound of young Americans. Come out and dance to all your favorite groups from Hitsville, USA: The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Little Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Hosted by radio personality Henry Maxwell from WPBX, 88.3 FM, with a guest DJ spinning the records, this party will make you want to dance in the street!
$10 Museum Members/$15 non-members