The Wright is Open Every Day of Black History Month! 
February 1 - 
29, 2016 
Book your tour or bring the family today to celebrate Black History Month at The Wright Museum, which is open every day of February including Mondays from 
9 AM - 5 PM. All exhibits are included with standard admission, and many special events are FREE and open to the public - for a sampling, please see below. To book your tour call (313) 494-5808 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (313) 494-5800 anytime for more information.

Mahogany @ the Museum: Our Tears Do Travel ($)
Friday, February 5 at 7 PM

Kick back with a night of entertainment dedicated to peace, love, community and culture. Featuring a special performance by Ed Mabrey. For ticket information and sales please visit


Liberation Film & Power Lecture Series Black History Month Events
In honor of Black History Month The Wright presents four FREE Liberation events:
• Saturday, 2/6 at 2 PMWhat Happened to Idlewild? An African-American Resort Town featuring the film Idewild: A Place in the Sun and Dr. Ronald J. Stephens, Professor and Director, African American Studies and Research Center at Purdue University. 

Saturday, 2/13 at 3 PM: 50th Anniversary Call for Black Power and tribute to Dr. Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott featuringKathleen Neal Cleaver, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Emory University School of Law and former Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party

Saturday, 2/20 at 2 PM: Black Studies & Black Liberation: What Went Wrong & How Can We Fix it? Featuring Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (McWorter), Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, Liberal Arts, and Library and Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Saturday, 2/27 at 4 PM: Tribute to Frantz Fanon & His Continuing Relevancefeaturing Dr. William Strickland, Professor Emeritus, Afro-American Studies, UMass-Amherst; Dr. Rita Kiki Edozie, Professor of International Relations and African American and African Studies at Michigan State University; and Dr. Lewis R. Gordon, Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at University of Connecticut - Storrs. 

The 5th Annual Dilla Youth Day
Sunday, February 7 from 12-8 PM
Mic check 1-2, 1-2. Celebrate the life and legacy of J. Dilla (James Dewitt Yancey) through hands-on activities that explore S.T.E.A.M subjects while discovering the dynamic world of hip hop. Learn to how to lay down a track or write your own rhymes. This music-filled, youth-focused day is presented by The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop. Free. 


Family Activity Series presents Tap Dancing
Saturday, February 13 at 1 PM

Be inspired to move like Savion Glover, Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.! Make rhythmic sounds that come from your feet and learn to tap dance. 


No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting Gallery Talk by Dennis Scholl
Wednesday, February 17 at 6 PM
Journey to Australia with Dennis Scholl, former V.P. of Arts and Miami Program Director at the Knight Foundation, to hear how he built one of the most extensive collections of Aboriginal art in the world, many pieces of which are featured in the 
No Boundaries exhibit now on display! Free.


Empowering the Millennial Hip-Hop Generation

Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM

How do you encourage a generation? How do you empower your peers? How can millennials utilize their voice and talents to negotiate aspects of mainstream society? Share your thoughts at this panel discussion, featuring a special spoken word performance from the Lyricists Society of Douglas Academy for Young Men. Free.

To see all upcoming events, please click here!