In celebration of Black History Month, all Johns Hopkins affiliates and their families will be offered free admission to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, established in 2017, is an opportunity for members of the Hopkins community to explore the history and heritage of African Americans from Maryland and from around the country. The celebration is made possible through a grant from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
"The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is a gem in Baltimore," said Michael Preston, director of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Community Affairs. "We hope many of our employees and their families join us to celebrate the 400 years of Maryland African American history in business, politics, medicine, education, the arts, and more."
In addition to museum tours and pop-up concerts by musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, attendees will learn about the life and works of graphic artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett during an exhibition presentation by Lowery Stokes Sims—a renowned curator who spent nearly three decades on the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—and can take part in family-focused activities inspired by the museum's other temporary exhibition, EMPOWERED! Black Action Figures, Superheroes, and Collectibles.
In addition to temporary exhibitions, the museum is home to three permanent collections that explore the stories of families and communities torn apart by the slave trade, the legacy of exploitation and slave labor used to build America, and the lasting contributions of African Americans to art, culture, and education.
Those interested in attending Johns Hopkins at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum must register in advance online. Space is limited. The museum is located at 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Validated parking is located at the garage located at 815 E. Pratt Street and will cost $9.