Children’s Museum to celebrate Black Lives Matter mural artists

Fifteen of the artists who worked on Indy’s Black Lives Matter mural in Downtown Indianapolis this past summer will participate in The Children’s Museum’s First Thursday, Feb. 4, event. They will be showcasing some of their artwork and discussing their involvement with the mural that was created on Indiana Avenue as part of the museum’s Black History Month celebration featuring the museum’s own visiting artist, Israel Solomon. In addition, Portia Jackson will be sharing stories of the Civil Rights Movement. The museum will also be highlighting interpretation programs in the Power of Children exhibit, Making Waves and Barbie: Women Changing the World.

The Feb. 4 events will take place from 4-8:00 p.m. with a greatly reduced admission price of $6 per person. Due to COVID-19 reduced capacity restrictions, the Museum recommends visitors purchase tickets in advance at This event is expected to sell out quickly.

Other upcoming events at The Children’s Museum include a Presidents Day program on Feb. 15, as well as Can You Vote?, Political Pinbacks and other digital activities. See the website for a full list of events.

PHOTO ABOVE: Griot Drum Ensemble performs during a Black History Month activity at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.