Limited-Time Must-Sees At The Charles H. Wright Museum In Detroit

on October 18, 2013

Charles Wright Museum

You could spend an entire day browsing the exhibits at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History — and it still may not be enough. It’s the world’s largest institution focused solely on the African American experience, and a hub of enlightenment in midtown Detroit.

A variety of limited-time-only exhibits mean you’ll learn something new with every trip. Plus, with a lineup of interesting events, film series and lectures, there’s always something new. If you haven’t checked it out lately, you’ll want to plan a trip soon. If you’ve never been to the museum before — schedule a trip even sooner.

There are still three months left in the exhibit “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast Brazil.” Open until Jan. 5, it offers a comprehensive look at the cultural traditions of the South American country and how it has evolved throughout 500 years. An estimated 5 million Africans were brought to Brazil during the 16th through 19th centuries as slaves — nearly 10 times the number brought to the United States. Photos, video footage and nearly 200 works of art make up the exhibit.

Another limited-engagement exhibit on display at the museum focuses on the career and achievements of a former executive at The Coca-Cola Company who is now the volunteer national chair of the National Council of Negro Women. “Ingrid Saunders Jones: 31 Years of Distinguished Service… and Counting” is open until March 31.

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