Community Connection

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Runs:
January 30, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Mon. & Tues.  Closed
Wed., Fri., & Sat.
11am - 6pm
Thurs.  11am - 8pm
Sun. 1pm - 6pm

Houston Museum of African-American Culture
4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

Exhibit: My Life As A Doll by Tara Conley

A Collaboration with Tria Wood

March 12, 2015

6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Houston Museum of African-American Culture
4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

Program: Cultural Cabal Creative Lecture Series Presents...

Karissa Lindsey | Fashion Designer, A Leap of Style

We invite you to join us for an evening of entrepreneurial inspiration! A former Teach for America Fellow, Karissa Lindsey did the unthinkable: She quit her job and started her fashion company with a $50 sewing machine. A few months later, Lindsey crowdfunded over $16,000 on Kickstarter to produce a new collection for her Houston-based fashion label, A Leap of Style. Lindsey will speak about her startup experience and showcase pieces from her latest collection. Delicious appetizers and drinks will be served.

HMAAC's Cultural Cabal Creative Lecture Series brings leading tastemakers to share the "behind-the-scenes" stories of creative careers with young professionals.

Previews: Mar. 14, 15, 18
Opening Night/Media Reception: Mar. 19, 2015 

Runs: Mar. 19 - Apr. 12, 2015

Ensemble Theater

3535 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

What I learned in Paris

In the backdrop of this sparkling new romantic comedy, mini-skirts and bell bottoms rocked to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit, “Livin’ for the City; women’s liberation raised the conscience of the nation; and Atlanta made history by electing Maynard Jackson as its first Black Mayor. The tale of a divorcee sweeping into town, from her self-assuring trip to Paris, just as her ambitious ex-husband is trying to avoid a scandal that could upset his chances for being named city attorney. Don’t miss this regional premiere by Pearl Cleage, best-selling novelist and author of The Ensemble’s 2012 hit performance, The Nacirema Society.

March 21, 2015

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Houston Museum of African-American Culture
4807 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77004

Telling the Truth in
An Imaginary Place

DVD Release Party

March 26, 2015

7:00 pm
Click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com
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 Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline
Houston, Texas 77004

Film: Losing Ground

Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "esctasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthy exploration of joy.

Celebrating a museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple's summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara's research and Victor's involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in the film version of the song "Frankie and Johnny," she experiences a painful emotional awakening.

One of the very first fictional features by an African American woman, Losing Ground remains a stunning and powerful work of art.