Montpelier Arts Center

Black History Month B

Black History Month 2023 Exhibition:

BLACK RESISTANCE! STORIES FROM PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY


Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, March 26, 2023


FREE; All Ages

Schuyler and Coleridge

VOICE FROM THE PAST: Phillipa Duke Schuyler and Samuel Coleridge

Sunday, February 19, 2023, 4 pm

There are thousands of Black classical music composers throughout history. This concert highlights the music and lives of two of them, Philippa Duke Schuyler and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with music performed by two CAAPA pianists. Narrated and curated by Nevilla Ottley, Schuyler was an American pianist, composer, author, journalist, and child prodigy. By contrast, Taylor was an English composer and conductor. Taylor was also referred to by white New York musicians as the “African Mahler” in the early 1900s. By the age of four, Schuyler was a noted pianist performing public recitals and radio broadcasts. Both of mixed-race birth, they achieved success in part because of their looks. The concert is produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA).


FREE

Red at the Bone Jacqueline Woodson

Book and Film Discussion: Red at the Bone

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7 pm  (NEW )*


Red at the Bone (2016) by Jacqueline Woodson, is a novel about a contemporary family saga that is alive with echoes of the Tulsa fire-bombing, Black migration to northern cities, feminism, educational webs, the intimate losses of 9/11, and generational tensions. Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand; this slim volume is packed with events ripe for  discussion. Led by Dr. Karen Arnold, join us to read and discuss this page-turner. This event is ticketed.

*Due to scheduling conflicts this event has been changed to a one-evening event. 

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FREE 

Montpelier Arts Center is OPEN to the public! Visitors can explore the three galleries housed inside. The Montpelier Arts Center introduces changing exhibitions by local and national visual artists. Gallery hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm (closed major holidays). Admission is free, and masks are mandatory at all times.

Located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion, the center also houses artist studios, a metal casting facility, gas- and electric-fired kilns, a digital lab, and classrooms.

We offer visual, literary, and performing arts experiences for children to adults; beginners to advanced. Our creative spaces are designed to inspire artists to work in a variety of mediums including printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and more.