Black History Month Celebration and Free Family Festival at Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Free Family Festival

Activities and free admission sponsored by Raley’s

On Sunday, February 15, African American and African history come alive at the Crocker Art Museum’s annual Black History Month Celebration featuring live performances, hands-on learning, art, and lots of joy – all inspired by Maya Angelou – an author, poet, dancer, actress, activist, singer, and lover of life and laughter.

Highlights include:

Performances by Malia in Motion Contemporary Dance Company, Jodama, Ascension Praise Dance, and a special dance interpretation of Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Mikaylah Lattimore

Spoken word by Mahogany Urban Poetry and storytelling by Shakiri

Freedom songs with Omari Tau and Marlynn Smith

Sacramento’s one and only Black and Beautiful Community Marketplace, open from 10 AM – 4 PM with a performance by Sisters of Nia

A special “pop-up” photography exhibition, Voices Behind the Bricks, featuring artwork by teens from the Marina Vista and Alder Grove public housing communities

Art-making led by Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum and inspired by the poetry of Maya Angelou

Sacramento Juneteenth’s “Health Zone”

The festival takes place from 12 to 4 p.m. The Museum will be open and free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Crocker’s Free Family Festivals are sponsored by Raley’s.

For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7000.


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