NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Community Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his speech, “I Have a Dream,” calling for civil and economic rights, as well as an end to racism in the United States

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On our annual Community Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, guests can enjoy free admission to the Museum all day and participate in a variety of activities! In conjunction with the Museum's featured exhibition NEW/NOW: Francisca Benítez, visitors will learn about connections between activism and Deaf culture, including the important role that the National Association of the Deaf played, in the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other key civil rights laws.

The Museum will offer short films in the American Savings Foundation Art & Education Center about the use of American Sign Language in today's popular culture. Although we are not able to offer interpretation services for this event, most information will be available in either a written format or with video subtitles.

 

Admission

Free admission for all

Schedule

Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm