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  • June 29, 2020

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The North Carolina Museum of Art offers a live lecture called “A Musical Journey through American Race Relations” hosted by Eric Dozier, an activist and musician. Mr. Dozier discusses themes and key historical figures from the abolition, civil rights, labor and antiwar movements.

When 7 p.m.

Where ncartmuseum.org/calendar


The Lower East Side’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents a (digital) evening focused on women’s storytelling called “HerStory,” a show that the venue has produced every year since 2005. The latest iteration — directed, as usual, by the playwright and producer Kraal Charles, known as Kayo — combines elements of merengue, hip-hop and jazz to chronicle the lives of female poets.

When 8 p.m.

Where nuyorican.org


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Check out Google Arts Culture’s digital exhibition “Portraits of African Americans,” which features highlights from the National Portrait Gallery. The show includes the painter Kehinde Wiley’s official portrayal of President Barack Obama from 2018, as well as images of Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman that date back to the 19th century.

When Anytime

Where g.co/arts


Leap — and whirl and plié — into summer with an archival performance of Merce Cunningham’s “Summerspace” by the Lyon Opera Ballet. “Cunningham hadn’t set out to evoke nature,” The Times’s Alastair Macaulay once wrote of the 1958 dance. “When first conceiving ‘Summerspace,’ even before titling it, he began to imagine a dance in the round. He proceeded by studying the different trajectories dancers might make from the six various wings.”

When Through July 12

Where opera-lyon.com

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/at-home/coronavirus-what-to-do-at-home-this-week.html

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