Exhibits & Events

Events by Calendar

Current Exhibit

Sister Gertrude Morgan: A Ministry of Divergence

When

March 5, 2024 - May 2024

Where

The Woodson African American Museum of Florida

Admission

Free, Donations Accepted

What

Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980), born Gertrude Williams, embarked on a transformative journey from Alabama to New Orleans, where she declared the city the “headquarters of sin” and dedicated her life to spreading the Gospel. Through her vivid paintings, spirited music, and powerful oration, she became a beacon of faith in the vibrant culture of New Orleans. Her art, characterized by its bold use of color and profound biblical narratives, serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication to her ministry.

The exhibition Sister Gertrude Morgan: A Ministry of Divergence offers visitors an immersive experience of Sister Morgan’s multifaceted ministry, showcasing her unique blend of art, music, and poetry. Her works, rich in religious symbolism and personal testament, challenge conventional boundaries between the sacred and the secular, inviting viewers to explore the depths of faith and creativity.

 

 

 

Black History Matter Mural

When

Currently on Display

Where

Woodson African American Museum of Florida

Admission

Open to the Public

What

Previously a BLACK LIVES MATTER mural, this updated mural expresses the importance of protecting Black History in the United States.

 

The Artists that contributed to the creation of this mural include Daniel “R5” Barojas, Miss Crit (Laura Spencer), Esh (Eric Hornsby), Cyrus Fire, Raheem Fitzgerald, John Gascot,

James E Hartzell, Vera Herrera, Plum Howlet, Jade Jackson, Reid Jenkins, Jujmo (Cheryl Weber), James Kitchens, Cam Parker, Reda3sb, Vitale Bros, Javon Walters, David Watson

Wayward Walls (Jason Harvin), and Catherine Weaver

T-shirts & Mural Prints

PURCHASE A T-SHIRT OR MURAL PRINT HERE

T-shirts and Black Lives Matter Mural prints are available for purchase.

Items are available for pick-up Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Yoga at The Woodson

When

Every Saturday Morning at 9 AM

Where

Woodson African American Museum of Florida

Admission

Free

What

Enjoy a calming yoga session led by Mindful Movement in The Woodson’s Legacy Garden every Saturday morning.

Registration is not required for these free yoga classes.

Give Us the Sun: A Solo Exhibition of Artwork by Traci Mims

When

June 8, 2024

Where

The Woodson African American Museum of Florida

Admission

Free

What

Join us for the opening reception and meet the artist during June’s 2nd Saturday Artwalk on June 8 from 5pm to 9pm.

Give Us the Sun, is a solo exhibition of artwork by artist Traci Mims. On view starting June 8, the exhibition features drawings, prints, paintings, and quilt work by the Atlanta-based artist.
A native of St. Petersburg, Mims returns to the city with Give Us the Sun having earned her BA from Florida A&M University, her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and numerous awards, fellowships, and exhibitions.

Mims is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often spotlights the narratives, lives, faces, and figures of the individuals in her community as well as epic individuals and stories. “I consider myself a social realist,” she says, “because I focus on the lives of everyday Black people, the things they experience, and how they react to it emotionally.”

Her meticulous print work and monumental drawings center social justice and illuminate histories that are increasingly under threat of erasure. Mims combines the everyday and monumental, both in subject matter and style, making each piece its own poignant expression.

 

Books, Bubbles & Brunch with Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When

Books, Bubbles & Brunch: Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Where

The Woodson African American Museum of Florida

Admission

35.00

What

The Woodson African American Museum is proud to announce the return of our popular literary series BOOKS, BUBBLES & BRUNCH. Our June edition is in partnership with the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance – Florida Chapter, featuring Grace Ji-Sun Kim and her newest book WHEN GOD BECAME WHITE: Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity.
Registration includes: conversation, brunch and complimentary champagne.

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The 2024 Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee

When

Sunday, June 16, 2024, starting at 5:00 PM

Where

The Coliseum, 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Admission

$1,000.00 per table

What

Step into an extraordinary realm of elegance and jubilation at our ALL WHITE PARTY, where the enchanting spirit of celebration intertwines with the vibrant essence of joy. Join us as we illuminate the night with a radiant sea of white, symbolizing the profound journey of African Americans’ independence within this great nation.

Prepare to be captivated as the evening unfolds amidst a backdrop of soulful sophistication and unity. Picture tables adorned with pristine white linens, setting the stage for an atmosphere of unparalleled elegance. Here, our esteemed guests will grace the occasion in their finest all-white attire, adding to the enchantment with their presence.

While we provide the canvas, it’s your personal touch that will elevate the experience. Envision personalized table decorations, curated to reflect your unique style and flair. You and your guests take delight in creating your own culinary journey of delectable cuisine, carefully crafted to tantalize the senses.

Amidst laughter, song, and dance, immerse yourself in the camaraderie of the evening. Whether engaging in lively conversation or sharing moments of joy on the dance floor, let the spirit of togetherness envelop you. And should you desire a libation to enhance the celebration, a cash bar will be available.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of purpose and jubilation, as we come together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in style.

Tables of 10 can be purchased below.