Get your tickets now for the first weekend of the Black Girl Magic Museum (BGMM) at The Standard, 509 Market Street. The museum, which plans to open Friday, March 26 (to run through Memorial Day) is an interactive, educational pop up that started in Mesquite, Texas and will be making its way through the U.S. Owners and organizers say the museum is for everyone but the main goal of the traveling exhibit is to show the strength, beauty and intelligence of Black women, especially to Black girls who may be wondering what their own futures might look like.
The 10+ exhibits in the BGMM will focus on women who have broken down barriers and made meaningful impacts, such as Katherine Johnson- mathematician, Madam Cj Walker-businesswoman, Misty Copeland-dancer, Shirley Chisholm- U.S. Representative, Michelle Obama, and others. Art, culture, business, education and history will be featured in the 60-minute self led tour that will provide information and inspiration about iconic women in Black American history. Art work that adorns the walls of the Shreveport museum are the inspiration of local artists Eric Francis and Ka’Davien Baylor. Other artists will be participating in the exhibit.
Tickets will range from $15 (children) to $25 (adults). Children under 3 are free and group rates are offered. Organizers hope to start out with hours Wednesday through Sunday and say the museum should remain open through Memorial Day.