Drawing inspiration from contemporary cultures around the world, this exciting, family-friendly series includes day-long programs featuring live performances.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Museum’s cultural programming is MetLife Foundation.
Support for Global Weekends is made possible, in part, by the Ford Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.
April 26, 2013 - April 27, 2013
This is a special multi-day Global Weekends festival exploring beauty from a global perspective and how beauty is represented throughout cultures and time.
February 23, 2013
The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience! From noon to 6 pm, the program features Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre, special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and other storytellers, poets, choreographers, and more.
January 25, 2013 - January 26, 2013
In anticipation of the upcoming Lunar New Year, this festival invites visitors to explore and experience traditions old and new that celebrate the Moon. Enjoy a meditative reflection on the dawa (moon) with a Lama from Tibet; learn a Grandmother Ehnita song from Bear Fox and Kontiwennenhawi of the Mohawk Nation; create your own Dong Ho Vietnamese folk painting, and much more.
December 29, 2012
Join the Museum’s 34th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday’s seven guiding principles. Hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, the celebration will include a special interview about Karamu (African Feast) with pioneering restaurateur B. Smith, family-friendly hands-on activities, an international marketplace, and much more.