In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
“Civil Rights Activism” Salon Series – The Black Panther Party Movement
Thursday June 23, 2016 – 5:30pm
Join us for the final segment of our Salon Series discussion on Civil Rights activism in Winston-Salem. The event will feature a panel of speakers formerly affiliated with the Black Panther Party.
The Winston-Salem chapter of the Black Panther Party was born organically out of the ashes of earlier civil rights groups. When the group of activists that would eventually become the Winston-Salem Panthers first started organizing, they were not formally associated with the national Black Panther Party. Even before they became officially affiliated in 1971, however, the Winston-Salem Panthers were engaging in some of the same community-building and self-defense activities as other chapters of the Black Panther Party. The ultimate aim of the Black Panther Party was to improve the lives of local Black people socially, politically, legally, and otherwise.
Birth of the Cool Performances –Winston-Salem Writers “Ekphrasis” Reading and special appearance by Lorraine Boland
Friday June 24, 2016
Members of Winston-Salem Writers will be performing spoken word pieces and poetry about “The Birth of the Cool” exhibit photographs, accompanied by singer Lorraine Boland and friends in an exciting Ekphrasis Night. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Judie Holcomb-Pack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition Opening! – Letters to the New Year
Friday July 8, 2016
“Letters to the New Year” is a physical exhibition and programming series based on a collaborative, artistic translation experience conducted by some very talented local artists. What is an artistic translation experience? Click the link above to learn more about the artists’ work.
. . . More events to be announced soon.