Experiences for Everyone
Empowering. Engaging. Entertaining.
The Wright's Public Programs department curates dynamic activities for audiences of all ages, from lectures to film screenings, musical performances, and more.
Public Programs serves a variety of functions, chief among them the organization and curation of our dynamic line-up of cultural and entertainment offerings.
In the past year alone, The Wright has invited the public at-large to enjoy all sorts of special events, including (but not limited to):
- The premier of a documentary about Aretha Franklin
- A celebration of jazz musician James Carter's 50th birthday
- Lectures and panel discussions on public policy and African-American history
- And so much more!
The Impact of Public Programs
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Black History Month EventsSaturday, February 22, 2020 | 2:00 PMThis free documentary screening showcases the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.
Talks & ToursTuesday, February 25, 2020 | 6:00 PMJoin The Wright Museum, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem for a special panel discussion in honor of Dance Theater of Harlem's 50th...
Talks & ToursSaturday, February 29, 2020 | 2:00 PMEmmy Award-nominated actress CCH Pounder visits The Wright for this ticketed event, in conversation with Museum CEO Neil Barclay.
Talks & ToursThursday, March 12, 2020 | 6:00 PMA native of Detroit, Dr. Matthew Pettway will visit The Wright to lecture on Black Cuban literature and its Afro-Latino religious powers.