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Summer Community Celebration at CAMH

Spend a summer afternoon indoors with your family and friends and explore CAMH’s current exhibitions, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks and Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway, through hands-on activities, workshops with our community partners, and more!

Drop-In Experiences
Scavenger Hunt for Shapes and Patterns
Explore the vivid portraits in the exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, through a scavenger hunt for shapes and patterns.

One-Minute Meditation
Practice a short meditation within CAMH’s current exhibitions, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks and Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway.

Mindful Observation of Sounds
Explore the operatic videos and experimental vocals heard throughout the exhibition, Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway, with a series of mindfulness exercises.

Press Play
Listen to a playlist of songs curated by Amoako Boafo, which inspire and energize his creative process. Please note some songs may contain explicit content.

Botanical Drawings
Explore the exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, then create a still-life drawing from live plants in the gallery space.

Pipe Cleaner Portraits
Create a three-dimensional portrait with pipe cleaners inspired by the work in the exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks.

Jigsaw Puzzle
Visit the Museum and a solve jigsaw puzzle of Umber Brown Belt (2020) by Amoako Boafo.

Blackout and Collage Poetry
Inspired by the exhibition, Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway, create a poem using printed text from children’s books and magazines.

Additional Activities and Workshops
Workshop | Collage Poetry with Jaison Oliver
Inspired by the works in Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks, create your own poetry by repurposing text from The Souls of Black Folk (1903) by W.E.B Du Bois selected by educator and facilitator Jaison Oliver.

Performance | Poetry Busking with T Lavois Thiebaud
Join multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker T Lavois Thiebaud as they busk poems on a vintage typewriter.

Community Partner | Houston Public Library
Houston Public Library will be onsite to sign up guests for library cards, and to share about their many free programs, services, and resources available to the community!

Dates: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: 
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Address: 
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

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