- Community Celebration | Oliver Lee Jackson
April 14 from 11:00 to 5:00
Celebrate the opening of Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings with performances and activities for all ages that weave the rich sounds, rhythms, and colors of jazz with visual art:
1:00 and 2:00, Mezzanine
Soak in live jazz from DC native and saxophonist Herb Scott.
1:00–3:00, Ongoing, Upper Level
Poet and educator Charity Blackwell will perform a selection of her writings and a group poem composed in response to Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist). Find Charity at her poetry station to craft your own short poem.
Experiment with Making, Ongoing
Create a torn-paper collage using color fields like those in the artwork of Oliver Lee Jackson.
Make your mark by contributing to a giant community puzzle.
11:00–4:00, Art Carts
Find our interactive Art Carts in select galleries throughout the East Building. Each cart is staffed by a museum educator and offers hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
Participants will receive 20% off their purchase in the Terrace Café, Cascade Café, and Espresso & Gelato Bar. Visit the celebration welcome desk on the Ground Level of the East Building to receive a coupon for this offer.