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What does freedom look like to you? MLK, Jr. Day Art Project 2012, created by Fleisher Art Memorial

MLK Family Day

The Museum will be open on and free* on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

As we observe Dr. King's birthday, commemorate the legacy of this American icon by exploring the challenges and blessings of freedom. 

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Your Words in Color 
Work alongside Philadelphia muralists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez as they help you to turn your words into colorful art at this drop-in workshop created by Fleisher Art Memorial and Amber Art Collective. 

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. From Swastika to Jim Cro
The documentary that inspired the current special exhibition. A talkback with filmmaker Steve Fischler follows the 2:00 p.m. screening. 

Film courtesy of the Helen Bader Foundation, The Alpern Foundation, and the filmmakers Steve Fischler and Joel Sucher of Pacific Street Films. 

Amber Art is a collaboration among five international public artists based in Philadelphia committed to creating meaningful pubic art that is transcendent. The MLK Family Day workshop is part of a larger body of work built off of the recent success of the artists’ participation in the Porch-light Initiative; a psychological study and collaboration with the Philadelphia Dept. of Mental Health, Yale Dept. of Psychology, Academy Award winner Nigel Noble, Project Home and the Mural Arts Program to prove the beneficial influences that art creation has in the recuperating attempts in institutions of rehabilitation. 

*Advance tickets not needed; all admission is FREE that day – simply check in at the Admissions Desk upon arrival.

Event type:Family-friendly