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Black Lives Matter muralists to present during Black History Month at Children's Museum

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 12:11:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Artists who were a part of the Black Lives Matter mural last summer will be part of the celebration of Black History Month at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

The museum on Monday said 15 of the artists involved in the mural will participate in the museum's First Thursday event on Feb. 4. The artists will showcase some of their work and discuss their involvement with the mural that was created on Indiana Avenue. Also participating will be in the museum's visiting artist, Israel Solomon.

Activities also include Portia Jackson sharing stories of the Civil Rights Movement.

February First Thursday takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 with a reduced admission price of $6 per person. The museum continues to operate with reduced capacity restrictions because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. The event is expected to sell out.

In addition to the February First Thursday event, the museum is also planning additional events to mark Black History Month.

There will be free admission on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A 'Can You Vote?' program will examine how different groups of people in our country were excluded from voting, and what they had to overcome in order to be allowed to vote.

Families will identify a cause they are passionate about and can create a button representing the cause while observing political imagery from the museum's collections.

Making WAVES, Social Justice in Action will be in the Power of Children exhibit area. The exhibit will demonstrate the power of words, actions, voices and education to take a stand for a social justice cause.

Up Close and Personal — Women Changing the World will be held in the Barbie You Can Be Anything exhibit. The program will show inspirational female role models and their stories to inspire children to follow their dreams.