In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in honor of the legacy of Dr. King, the Skirball is opening its doors and offering FREE admission to This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Monday, January 15, 2024
About the Program
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in honor of the legacy of Dr. King, the Skirball is opening its doors and offering FREE admission to This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, which includes General Admission and access to the rest of the Museum. The exhibition showcases rarely-seen photos of Dr. King alongside more than 150 photographs taken by Movement insiders who chronicled the fight for civil rights.
MLK Day Activities
- Docent-led tour of the civil rights–era photography exhibition This Light of Ours (1:00 pm).
- Curator-led tour of The American Library, showcasing the stories of immigrants and Black Americans affected by the Great Migration (2:00 pm).
- Pop-up poetry and spoken-word performances by Alyesha Wise and Get Lit in the galleries throughout the afternoon.
- Noah's Ark at the Skirball – Working together, we can weather any storm. Timed entry required. Advance registration currently full. Limited walk up tickets may be available at the front desk.
- Please note: The Archaeology Dig and Family Art Studio will be closed.
- Cooking demo with the Skirball's Executive Sous Chef Justin Simmons (12:30 pm).
- Relax in our family lounge, play games, read a special selection of books, and listen to exhibition-inspired music (Haas Conference Center).
- The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights, will provide visitors with voting information and resources.
- Screening throughout the afternoon, James Blue’s The March (1964) offers a striking cinematic portrayal of American citizens who took part in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (33 minutes. No MPAA rating.)
Dining and Shopping
- Audrey's Museum Store – Exhibition-related gifts and memorabilia, plus jewelry, books, Judaica, and more.
- Judy's Counter – Grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, and snacks. Don't forget to pick up a complimentary pecan pie (while they last)!
- Zeidler's Cafe – Enjoy a curated selection of special menu items and Zeidler's favorites. Reservations strongly encouraged.