the exhibition Keith Smith at Home is the inspiration for Community Conversations: Representing Queerness on March 4. Participants will discuss how queerness is represented in popular and visual culture, past and present, starting with Keith Smith’s work. Image: Detail from Book Number 46, 1974, by Keith Smith, © Keith Smith.

February 21

  • Community Conversations: The Legacy of MLK—What is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? In what ways does his dream for America still resonate? Quotes from Dr. King’s most famous speeches will be paired with art and used as inspiration for dialogue facilitated by educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

March 4

March 14

    • Film Premiere: The Montiers: An American Story—African Americans have long played a leading role in the cultural and political life of Philadelphia. Join us for the premiere of The Montiers: An American Story, a documentary about the history of the Montier-Morrey family, their role in Philadelphia, and the artwork that survives to illuminate our knowledge today. Coproduced by WHYY and the Museum, the film features comments from William Pickens III, a Montier-Morrey descendant, as well as curators and scholars.
  • After the screening, join us for a panel conversation and Q&A with Deesha Dyer, former Obama Administration Social Secretary; Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, associate professor of art history, University of Pennsylvania; and William Pickens III.

March 18

  • Trolley Tour: Hear Her Story​​​—Hear the compelling stories of early American women who led businesses, engaged in politics, and managed complex households at Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, and Woodford historic houses.