Exhibits & Events | 2019

Classic Black: Celebrating Black Classical Performers this November at The Palladium

When

Sunday, November 10, 2019: 4:30PM

Where

The Palladium, 253 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Admission

RESERVED $40; STUDENTS w/ ID $15 (Tier B); GROUPS 10+ $15 (Tier B)

What

Classic Black: A Tribute to Marian Anderson: 80 Years Later

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is delighted to host a commemorative celebration,“Classic Black: A Tribute to Marian Anderson,” Sunday evening, November 10. A prelude to this magnificent performance will begin on the steps of the Palladium at 4:30 pm.

This amazing tribute will highlight African American classical performers to include violinist Mary Corbett, pianist Nathanial Thomas, bassist John Lamb, baritonist Jamal Sarikoki, along with other soloists, e.g., Siobhan Monique, Carolyn Hobbs, Fred Johnson, Maiya Stevenson.

For more information contact the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum at

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com | 727.323.1104

Purchase tickets here: https://www.mypalladium.org/classic-black-a-tribute-to-marian-anderson/

St. Petersburg Black History Preservation Drive

When

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10AM - 5PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is proud to be a part of this undertaking. Please, bring photos, videos, letters, keepsakes, and most importantly your memories. The Tampa Bay Times, USF’s Neighborhood News Bureau, The Weekly Challenger, the African-American Heritage Trail, and the Woodson Museum want to record your stories and duplicate your memorabilia.

Registration is not required, but if you would like to reserve a time, please contact:

NNB@USF.edu | 727-612-7998

A Discussion of Race and Politics: A Series

When

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 5PM - 7PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

SOLD OUT

What

JOIN US FOR COFFEE, CONVERSATION, AND CAMARADERIE

About this Series

The St. Petersburg community and the entire Tampa Bay area is invited to attend this special series sponsored by The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg area, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC

“The Whitewashing of the Suffrage Movement”

SAVE THE DATE

The next Coffee in Common is being planned for November 23, 2019!

The 1619 Project: The 1619 Brunch

When

Saturday, October 19, 2019: 10AM - 12PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum: 2240 Ninth Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL

Admission

$16.19 per Person

What

Tickets are no longer available for this brunch.

Welcome Back One City Chorus!

When

October 7, 2019: 7:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

Please, mark your calendars for October 7th when we’ll begin welcoming new singers every Monday night at 7:00pm. Join us!

Click Here for More Information about the One City Chorus

Free Museum Day

When

Saturday, September 21, 2019: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

Join us for this exciting day!

  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: The Florida Orchestra Petting Zoo
  • 11:am – 11:30am: Drum Circle
  • 11:00am: Artist Talk – Herb Snitzer
  • 11:45am: Conversation with John Capouza Florida Blues and the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association
  • 1:00pm: Conversation with John Capouza Florida Blues and the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

History Revisited: Herb Snitzer

When

September - October 2019

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

What

The Woodson is excited to present the work of Herb Snitzer. Herb Snitzer’s career covers over fifty years of image-making. In 1957 he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and moved to New York City where he quickly established himself as one of the top young photojournalists.

He worked for Life, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, Time, and other national magazines. He became Photography and Associate Editor of America’s leading jazz magazine, Metronome, which enabled him to meet, photograph, and become friends with many of the great jazz musicians of the era: Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Count Basie, and others.

Kitchen Table Book Club

When

Saturday, May 25th at 6:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

Admission

Free and open to the public.

What

Kitchen Table is excited to move forward with the second series of the 2019 season, The Justice Series!

Club members will be reading three amazing novels packed with murder, thriller, and suspense!

The schedule for the book club meetings is as follows:

  • The Book of Memory Discussion: Saturday, MAY 25th
  • Skies of Ashes Discussion: Saturday, JUNE 29th
  • Bluebird, Bluebird Discussion: Saturday, JULY 27th

All meetings are held the last Saturday of the month at the
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Revolutionary Art by Patrick Noze

When

May 2019

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

Admission

NA

What

As you venture into this world of art, you will find subject matter that intrigues your imagination. The goal is to emphasize the Haitian culture and touch the heart of the world through visual imagery.

As not to restrict his artistic abilities, the artist practices a wide range of styles. He has chosen to concentrate on the positive aspects of the Haitian culture because he can identify better with the Haitian Struggle.

He is a Haitian Artist educated in America, yet he still maintains the richness of the artistic techniques of Haiti, evidenced by the brilliance of the colors.

Join the One City Chorus

When

Monday, April 1st at 7:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

Admission

Free and open to the public.

What

New singers are welcomed to join the One City Chorus every Monday. Rehearsals are held at the Woodson.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Kitchen Table Book Club

When

Saturday, March 30th at 6:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

Admission

Free and open to the public.

What

Kitchen Table Book Club is approaching the last book in the Pride Book Club Series,

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.

The next meeting is Saturday, March 30th at 6:00 pm and we are looking forward to a GREAT ending to a GREAT series.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Bunker Scholarship Auction

When

March 2019

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

Admission

Free and open to the public. Donations to the Woodson are welcomed!

What

The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum is proud to display pieces from the Bunker Scholarship Auction.

The beautiful paintings, donated by local artist Jane Bunker, are raising money to sponsor the 2019 Woodson Warrior Scholarship.

The scholarships will go to college-bound high school seniors who live in St. Petersburg’s underserved communities.

Click Here For Auction Details

Mrs. Bunker talked about the scholarship with the

Gulfport artist collective ArtJones.

She said in the interview that she “believes social change happens one person” at a time.

Mrs. Bunker has pre-sold some of her work ahead of the auction, which has already brought in thousands for the scholarship fund.

The paintings will remain on display at the Woodson for the remainder of the month.

Click Here To Read The Article

For more information

 

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Woodson Warrior Scholarship – Application

When

Application Deadline: Expired

Where

All forms are closed

Admission

NA

What

  • Applicant must be a Pinellas County High School or home school graduating senior.
  • Applicant must be a resident of St Petersburg.
  • Application must be fully completed including all required documents.
  • Application must include an official high school transcript (2.0 cumulative, unweighted GPA required).
  • Application must include an attached letter of recommendation from one of your high school teachers or administrators.
  • Application must include an attached 500-word essay, typed, doubled spaced and written by the applicant.
  • Essay Topics – Please select one of the following:
    1.Who do you believe to be the most influential person in African American history? What have you learned from them
    2.Please explain what you feel is one of the most challenging issues in the African American community today? Please recommend a solution.
    3.What do you consider to be the largest political or social movement shaping race relations today? Why?

*Preferential consideration will be given to applicants from underserved communities.

Woodson Chamber Concerts

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When

Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Please join us for the ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. The performance will feature a trio from The Florida Orchestra:

Natalie Hoe, Clarinet
Jonas Benson, Viola

Brent Douglas, Piano

TFO chamber performances begin at 3 pm, followed by a reception. Admission is pay what you can at the door; proceeds benefit the museum. Seating is limited.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Documentary Viewing

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When

Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Click here to register.

Woodson Chamber Concerts

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When

Sunday, March 10th: 3.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

We’re excited to continue our TFO camber music series at the Woodson!

We welcome you to enjoy an ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.

This month’s performance will feature Women in Music.

A reception follows.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Admission is pay what you can at the door. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Seating is limited.

WOODSON WARRIOR SCHOLARSHIP Auction

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When

Paintings on display at the Mahaffey Theater, February 4-28, 2019: Auction March 9, 2019, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Avenue S

What

Fifteen original paintings by Jane Bunker will be auctioned with full proceeds to be awarded to college-bound St. Petersburg youth by the Woodson Warrior Scholarship Fund of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Please join us at the Museum or follow the bidding instructions at the website BunkerScholarshipAuction.com.

The paintings will be on display at the Mahaffey Theater, February 4-28, 2019, courtesy of the Galleria Misto.

Admission

Open to the public!

Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival

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When

Saturday, February 16th: 9.00AM – 4.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and on the surrounding streets of the historic Deuces Corridor, 9th Avenue and 22nd Street South

What

The Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival is back and leafy collard greens are the star attraction of this FREE, one-day community event.

Multiple activities await guests of all ages! Learn why urban agriculture creates food security, promotes a sense of belonging, improves community relationships and produces healthy food we all respect.

Don’t miss your chance to enter The 2nd Annual Collard Cook-Off. The prizes are $500 and bragging rights. Not interested in cooking, stick around to taste the entries and cast your vote for the “Festival Favorite.”

Children 12 and under have a festival to call their own at the TBCGF The Kidzone!

For more information

www.TampaBayCollardGreenFestival.org

Or the Woodson Museum at 727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Open to the public!

Join the One City Chorus

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When

Monday, February 11th: 7.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

New singers are welcomed to join the One City Chorus every Monday. Rehearsals are held at the Woodson.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

February Second Saturday Art Walk

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When

Saturday, February 9th: 5.00PM – 8.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

What

Be among the first to enjoy our new exhibition “The American Gullah,” by renowned International Gullah Artist, Sonya Giffin Evans.

You’ll enjoy the images that are reflective of the culture and history of the Gullahs, descendants of West Africans who were forced to the colony through the trans-Atlantic slave trade. 

For more information

 Woodson Museum at 727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Open to the public!

Your generous donations benefit the Woodson Museum

New Exhibition at the woodson!

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When

October 2018 – January 2019

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

The Colorful World of Ken Falana

Ken Falana is a contemporary printmaker and retired art educator. Mr. Falana is a Florida native. He began drawing in the 1950’s as a child.

He is a self-described “colorist.” The strongest inspirations for his images and color are based on remembered experiences growing up in rural central Florida and the Gulf Coast.

The image here is entitled Flowering Tree. It is a dynamic allusion to the energy of nature. Large sheets or paper were printed, cut and arranged to represent a tree in abstract to capture growth. Large petal like forms serve as the inner core of a larger form.

You’ll enjoy his work.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Donations to the Woodson are welcomed!

Raising the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Flag at City Hall

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When

Friday, February 1st: 10.00AM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Join us as we raise the Woodson Museum’s flag at the St. Petersburg City Hall.

For more information

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public!

An Evening with Elizabeth Baker

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When

Thursday, January 31st: 5.30PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

In partnership with TBBCA and the Woodson Museum, Working Women of Tampa Bay is hosting a private evening with artist and author Elizabeth Baker. We are celebrating the launch of Ms. Baker’s new book The Resonant Life. Guests will enjoy a networking reception, Q&A with the author and insights into the book.

For more information

WorkingWomenofTampaBay.com

or

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com


Admission

Tickets are $25.00

Register at WorkingWomenofTampaBay.com

Seating is limited.

Join the One City Chorus

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When

Monday, January 28th: 7.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

New singers are welcomed to join the One City Chorus every Monday. Rehearsals are held at the Woodson.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

MLK Day of Service: Food Collection

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When

MLK Day, Monday, January 21st: 9.00AM – noon

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

The One City Chorus and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum are collecting non-perishable foods to distribute to food banks in St. Petersburg on MLK Day, January 21st.

You can help by dropping off your donations at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Your generous donations are appreciated.

Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Candlelight Vigil

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When

Sunday, January 20th: 5.00PM – 7.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Join us for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Candlelight Vigil.

We welcome you to enjoy the programming and participate in our observance of the anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Admission is pay what you can at the door. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Seating is limited.

Book signing and reception for Linsey Davis

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When

Tuesday, January 15th: 6.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

Linsey Davis is an Emmy Award winning ABC News Correspondent, filing reports for World News, Good Morning America and Nightline. She has covered major news stories around the globe and is excited to share her latest story, The World is Awake

Please, join us!

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com


Admission

Free and open to the public.

Dream for America: A Theatrical Production starring Lamman Rucker

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When

Sunday, January 13th: Matinee 3.00PM; Evening 8.00PM

Where

Palladium Theater: 253 5th Avenue N, St. Petersburg

What

Dream for America is a theatrical production that celebrates and reflects the past 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement. The production will feature some of our community’s most talented actors, singers and musicians.

The production is made possible by the MLK Day of Service Grant Award, MLK Day of Service Advisory Committee, and St. Petersburg College.

Director: Ziad Zee’ Ahmad

Playwrights: James El Patterson and Anthony Murphy

Producers: Alex Harris and Herbert Murphy

Sponsoring Partners: St. Petersburg College, Rubenstein Law Firm, Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT), Florida CraftArt and American Stage

For more information

Palladium Theater Box Office: 727.822.3590

For details visit: www.ArtsConservatoryForTeens.org

Admission

All tickets are complementary.

We are updating for 2019

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When

January 4 – January 10

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

The Woodson will be closed for visitors until Friday, January 11th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Join the One City Chorus

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When

Monday, January 7th: 7.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

New singers are welcomed to join the One City Chorus every Monday. Rehearsals are held at the Woodson.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Woodson Chamber Concerts

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When

Sunday, January 6th: 3.00PM – 6.00PM

Where

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Avenue, South, St. Petersburg

What

We’re excited to continue our TFO camber music series at the Woodson!

We welcome you to enjoy an ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.

This month’s performance is entitled “Let’s Dance through the Ages” with TFO brass quintet.

A reception will follow.

For more information

727.323.1104

WoodsonMuseum@gmail.com

Admission

Admission is pay what you can at the door. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Seating is limited.