Black History Month Exhibit at the Bethany Arts Community

Black History Month Exhibit at the Bethany Arts Community.
Black History Month Exhibit at the Bethany Arts Community.

Black History Month at Bethany Arts Community

Every year the Bethany Arts Community hosts an exhibit for Black History Month, and specifically as it relates to oral history accounts and genealogical research from Black Americans in Westchester.

This year they are hosting the exhibition, “Fulfilling the Vision.” Held from January 28th-March 3rd, the exhibition is curated by Ossining Village Historian, Joyce Sharrock Cole, who shares a collection of stories, historical records, and more from Black visionaries throughout Westchester County — and beyond.

During the course of the exhibit, families can enjoy dance workshops, talks, curator tours, and the chance to see living museum actors at various events in person and virtually.

Bethany Arts Center also has a partnership with The Ossining School District where they will train High School students as Museum Docents. This includes the curation of the “I Have a Dream” Corridor where scholars will create the artwork that will be displayed.

An incredible educational opportunity for kids of all ages, the exhibit is free and open from Monday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Special Events at the Bethany Arts Center

Tuesday, January 28th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Opening Reception: Black History & Culture: Fulfilling the Vision in Westchester

Attend the opening night reception of the upcoming exhibit, “Fulfilling the Vision.”

Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Black History Month Exhibit “Fulfilling the Vision” Curator Walk + Talk

Attend Bethany Art’s Center Black History Month Exhibit with your family. Held over the course of four Wednesdays, this event includes a guided tour of Bethany Art Community’s exhibit with its curator, Joyce Sherrock Cole. $10 per student and $25 per adult.

Saturday, February 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm
Fun Bunch Line Dance Presents The Art of Line Dance: Sounds of the Drum – From the Motherland to the House

Enjoy a dance workshop focused on drum-based songs with sounds from the African Diaspora.

Saturday, February 25th from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Author A’Lelia Bundles Discusses Madam CJ Walker

Enjoy an interview with author and brand historian, A’Lelia Bundles about her entrepreneurial great-great-grandmother, Madam CJ Walker. She was the inspiration behind “Self Made,” a Netflix series starring Octavia Spencer. The interview will be hosted in person at the Ossining Public Library and via Zoom. Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.

Sunday, February 26th from 11:00am-12:00pm
African Dance Workshop with Gladys Lowe

Enjoy a free 60-minute African dance workshop. Accompanied by live drummers, the workshop includes a warm-up, learning of the steps, and solo improvisation.

Bethany Arts Community Details

40 Somerstown Rd.
Ossining, NY 10562