Celebrate Juneteenth at Museum of the Moving Image
Suggested Ages: All
Stop by MoMI for a weekend of media-making activities for the whole family that celebrate Black heritage. See screenings of Disney’s 2009 The Princess and the Frog, a modern retelling of the classic Grimm fairy tale set in New Orleans, featuring Disney’s first Black American princess (Friday 2:15 pm, Sunday 1 & 3 pm).
On Friday, 2 pm–5 pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 1 pm–5 pm, visit the new media lab and green-screen yourself into a fantasy world inspired by The Princess and the Frog. Learn how to design a game that takes the player on a magical adventure into a Black utopian future. Or explore the Behind the Screen exhibition with a scavenger hunt, and learn more about legendary actress Lena Horne and civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.
All weekend long, come dressed to impress in your most royally gorgeous outfit, and you may be crowned Mx. Juneteenth by recording a video or GIF of yourself at MoMI and posting on TikTok or Instagram with the hashtag #JuneteenthAtMoMI.
On Sunday at 5 pm, the winner of Mx. Juneteenth will be announced with a Moving Image Open Mic. Share a poem, song, or dance that connects with the themes of Juneteenth or celebrates Black identity; participants will choose a video to play silently as they perform.
Also explore film TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building. Don’t miss the charming in Jim Henson’s World. See our guide to the Museum of Moving Image.
Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.
* The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts including early cameras, a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, footage of silent adventure…More info