Celebrate Juneteenth with AAM!

Saturday, June 18
Noon – 4 pm

Join the Academy Art Museum for the 11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration! Presented by AAM, Building African American Minds (BAAM), the Frederick Douglass Honor Society and the Talbot County Free Library, this free celebration features exhibitions, music, and hands-on art activities. Learn more about this year’s event below!

12 – 4 pm – Enjoy food, family art making and tours of exhibitions

1:00 pm – Students from Polaris Village Academy (Pre-K & Kindergarten) perform “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” & MLK Speech

1:15 pm – Daandè Lènol (Voice of the Community) Drum Circle

1:45 pm – BAAM Boys recite “Hey Black Child” by Useni Eugene Perkins

2:00 pm – Julie Outrage

2:45 pm – BAAM Boys and Girls sing “To be Young, Gifted and Black” by Nina Simone

3:00 pm – Clarence Ward III and his band, Dat Feel Good

Music Performances

Clarence Ward III and his band Dat Feel Good are one of the most sought-after neo-jazz bands based in the DC/MD areas. Ward III is a flugelhornist, saxophonist, and trumpeter whose lion’s heart style of playing positions him as the vanguard of jazz music today.

Julie O. aka Julie Outrage is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and percussionist that plays various genres including: blues, rock, R&B, hip-hop, jazz and experimental. She was born in West Africa, spent several years living in Brooklyn and is based in Washington D.C.

Daandè Lènol (Voice of the Community) Drum Circle bring their talents to the Eastern Shore. Led by Dennis Minus, the drum circle invites you to pick up a percussion instrument and get involved!

Tours of the Exhibitions Adrienne Elise Tarver: Manifesting Paradise and Bryan Collier: Dream Walking
Free tours of the exhibitions Adrienne Elise Tarver: Manifesting Paradise and Bryan Collier: Dream Walking will be offered at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. The exhibition New Photography III is also on display and will be free to view as well.

Family Craft
Make a colorful collage inspired by Bryan Collier’s art.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Additional Support Provided by:

Catherine Collins McCoy
Easton Utilities
Granville Fund MSCF
Maryland State Arts Council
Maryland Public Television
Paris Foods
Talbot Arts