February 10, 2024

African American Read-In + Family Day

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust and Sovah Health

Take part in the museum’s annual celebration of African American artists, performers and writers. Enjoy story time, themed crafts, a public read-aloud and tours of the VMFA Artmobile.

About the Artmobile:

VMFA on the Road is the museum’s 21st-century Artmobile, coming to you from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. VMFA on the Road will showcase the exhibition Love, Laughter, Tears: An Artist’s Guide to Emotions. This compilation of works from the VMFA collection examines the relationship between art and emotion across various cultures and time periods to explore human emotion as a unifying and universal factor.

Piedmont Arts' African American Read-In + Family Day is held in conjunction with the National African American Read-In established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. VMFA Artmobile and Top Dawgs Mobile food truck will be set up outside. Crafts, snacks, and face painting inside.

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Live music by Taye the Truth

12 to 1 p.m. African American Read-In in the galleries

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