The annual Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum returns in-person next month for the first time since February 2020.
All Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and their families will be offered free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Space is limited, so those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP in advance.
"Hopkins Day is a wonderful opportunity for members of the Hopkins community and their families and guests to enjoy the Lewis Museum, which is a real gem in our own backyard," said Nondie Hemphill, assistant director of Government and Community Affairs. "We are happy that the event can be enjoyed in person this year."
Hopkins Day attendees are invited to enjoy guided tours of two exhibits:
- The Permanent Collection, which tells the story of Black Marylanders from 1784 to the present day
- All on the Court: An Installation by Chrystal Seawood, which invites visitors into an immersive space designed to replicate a basketball court for reflection, learning, and engagement.
The day will also feature a screening of "The Color of Care," a documentary chronicling longstanding inequities in the U.S. health care system brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic. A discussion exploring topics presented in the documentary will immediately follow the screening featuring Sherita Golden, vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Izetta Autumn Mobley, director of interpretation, collections and education at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
An array of children's programming and family friendly activities are also available.
Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, traditionally held in February in observance of Black History Month, is a celebration of the history and heritage of African Americans from Maryland and from around the country. The event is made possible through a grant from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
This is the sixth annual Johns Hopkins Day event; last year's activities were conducted virtually due to health and safety restrictions in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visitors should mention that they are affiliated with Johns Hopkins upon entering the museum; no ID is required. Validated parking will be available for $9 at the PMI Garage located across the street from the museum at 815 E. Pratt St.
Questions can be directed to the Johns Hopkins Office of Government and Community Affairs at email@example.com.
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