The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America
Part installation, part performance, and completely mesmerizing, The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America invites audiences to experience life as a Black American throughout history. This world premiere employs powerful and satirical visual art, performance, sound installation and dance, to transform HERE’s entire building into a theatrical museum. An experience unlike any other, The Black History Museum… entreats audiences to see the American notion of ‘Blackness’ through new lenses, on this, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
The Black History Museum… is a durational installation performance. This interactive and immersive experience involves standing, and will take place on both floors of HERE – in our theaters, lobbies, hallways, and dressing rooms.
Run Time: approx 2 hours
Post-show Panel Discussions will take place in the DOT Theatre following these performances: Nov 8, 12, 15, 22
Homepage Production Photos by Paula Court
November 1-24, 2019
Previews: Nov 1-3
Fri-Sat @ 7pm
Sun @ 3pm
Opening Night: Sunday, Nov 10 @ 3pm
Tue-Sat @ 7pm
Sat & Sun @ 3pm
Previews (Nov 1-3):
$15 General Admission – See it First and Save!
$50 Pay It Forward
$35 General Admission
$50 Pay It Forward
All tickets are general admission, however, Pay-It-Forward Tickets subsidize free tickets for students and make access more affordable for everyone, all while providing you with a $25 tax deduction on your purchase. Did you know? The real cost of a Black History Museum… ticket is $215?! Our tickets are deeply discounted. Consider buying a Pay-It-Forward Ticket today and further subsidize free tickets for students, making theatre more affordable for everyone and providing you with a $25 tax deduction on your purchase. Pay-It-Forward today and make theatre more accessible and equitable!
The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America is a durational installation performance. This interactive and immersive experience will take place on both floors of HERE – in our theaters, lobbies, hallways, and dressing rooms.
Patrons with mobility issues are encouraged to call our Audience Services Manager, Richard, at (212) 647-0202 x 331 prior to their arrival.
Commissioned and developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program. It is being supported by HERE’s Fund for Women Artists, generously created by Jennifer Suh Whitfield and Benjamin Whitfield. Additional support for The Black History Museum… provided by mediaThe Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and with support from The Made in NY Women’s Film, TV & Theatre Fund by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts. Developmental support has been provided by a Creative Residency at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland and the CRITICAL BREAKS Residency Program at Hi-ARTS.