Carver Museum Programming
We’re bringing the Carver’s programming into you!
Join us for the whole month of February at the Carver for an incredible calendar of events celebrating Black History Month! Here at the Carver, we celebrate Black History all year, but we're shining our brightest in February for our community. From African Drumming workshops to Black History Month Kid's Day, Carver Museum ATX is the place to celebrate Black History in Austin! Tap in to learn about all the exciting happenings all month long.
- Create & Heal
Create and Heal is a program of the Carver Museum that focuses on helping our community process the continued state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown people in the United States. Through this program, we partner with Austin-based artists and activists to provide workshops where participants can share their thoughts and feelings and create art.
Small Black Museum: a podcast
Featuring stories from Black Austinites and contemporary shakers and makers, Small Black Museum is a podcast hosted by CarverMuseumATX. Our first episode, “Legacy, Legacy, Legacy!” features Stephanie Lang, Program Administrator for the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. You can listen to it on Soundcloud.
Our next segment of Small Black Museum features husband and wife hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. We’ll be dropping it in late May. Until then, stay curious and elevate your own living archive!
- Carver Studio Arts
The Carver Museum’s Studio Arts Program for adults was created as an inclusive place for the creation of artwork informed by and grounded in the history of Black art and artists. Courses are taught by local professional artists, include both history and technique of the medium, and are small in class size allowing for discussions, experimentation, and artistic development. Participants are also able to visit and be inspired by local and national artists’ work exhibited throughout the Carver Museum Art Galleries.
Course offerings include DJ 101, relief printing, digital photography, and Afrocentric drawing.
- Carver Camps 2022
Carver Camps are in the works! Registration begins in Feb 2023. Stay tuned for updates!
- Black History Month 2022
The CarverMuseumATX presents a community Block Party for Black History Month!
Join us for music, food, and a Melanated Marketplace Vendors’ showcase with DJ Urban Mello! With special performances by Shelbi Alexandria, J. Mill, and Andre Taylor. Free and open to the public.
Black History Month Kids’ Day! presents crafts, storytelling and activities to learn more about Black Heritage
Something for the entire family! We're focusing on this year’s Black History Month Theme “Black Health and Wellness” and featuring special guests: Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Don Tate, Black Girls Who Run Austin, Christopher Isom-Youth MOVEment Instructor, and CDF Freedom Schools Austin
Photographs by Madison Morris and Nicole Parker
- Storytelling and the Social Landscape through the Photographic Lens
View the ONLINE EXHIBITION.
- Timbuktu Y.O.U. Virtual After-School Program
Timbuktu Y.O.U. is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and photography-based virtual after-school program that touches on SEL (social and emotional learning) as well as gardening and leadership with our youth participants.
The program is for 6th-8th graders and is especially geared towards students of color. All kids welcome. Its name is inspired by Timbuktu, the center of learning for centuries in Mali, West Africa an empire founded by Mansa Musa 1,800 years ago.
Timbuktu Y.O.U. program dates are September 21 - December 17, 2020. Spaces are limited. Sessions will be via Zoom Rooms.
Monday and Wednesday 4pm-6:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-6pm
If interested in enrolling in all three sessions, $150 due in full upon registration. For monthly payment options, enroll in individual sessions of interest. Deadline for first session payment is upon registration (beginning August 18th). Deadline for second session payment is Sept. 17th; and deadline for third session payment is October 15th.
Timbuktu Y.O.U. will offer the following classes:
Click HERE for more information on how to register on Rectrac. Click HERE for information on Financial Assistance through the City of Austin. If financial aid approved email email@example.com to let us know, so that it can be applied.
We look forward to serving youth virtually with Timbuktu Y.O.U. afterschool.
- Digital Kickback
Digital Kickback is a music series showcasing Black Austin-based DJs, musicians, and audiophiles to help you shake off the work week. Every Friday from 5:30-6:30pm, the Carver will go Live on Instagram with a musician to set the soundtrack for your weekend.
Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and have notifications turned on so you don’t miss a beat!
- Black to the Future: Book Club
Black to the Future is a virtual book club focusing on works by Black authors on dystopian realities, alternate universes, and sci-fi. RSVP through Eventbrite here to access the web conferences.
Black to the Future's first meeting is on April 28, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm and will discuss Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler. Butler is a renowned author and is the first science fiction author to ever receive the “Genius Grant.” Parable of the Talents is a science fiction novel set in a dystopian reality wherein the United States is governed by an extremist fundamentalist Christian group. In a stark comparison to the current political climate, this 1995 novel maintains its cultural relevance in a new decade by exploring the dynamics of power, control, and enslaved labor within America.
Conference information for discussions TBA.
- Cultural Aptitude
Cultural Aptitude is a conversation and training series designed to provide practical advice around navigating our new normal. Join us at 6pm on May 6 for a conversation with sustainability and self-sufficiency expert Christina Muhammad.
Phone conference info:
Phone number: 408-418-9388 // Access code: 622-275-062