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Father’s Day Open House and Film Screening of Paa Joe & The Lion

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Celebrate the special fathers and father figures in your life with us at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center! Families and friends are invited to join us for a creative and cultural experience honoring West African and African American heritage.

Enjoy FREE* activities, food, and fun times for Father’s Day!

*A suggested donation of $10 goes toward supporting our public programs and exhibitions amplifying the voices of artists.

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12-3pm Father’s Day Card Making | Café

This engaging activity provides children, parents, and caretakers alike a fun way to craft a personalized Father’s Day gift, connecting with Ghana’s rich visual language using meaningful Adinkra symbols and vibrant Kente cloth, inspired by our current exhibition Abebui Adekai: Proverb Boxes for a Life Well Traveled by Jacob Paa Joe Jr.

2:30-3pm Drop-in Tour of Abebui Adekai: Proverb Boxes for a Life Well Traveled | Victoria Gallery, 1st Floor

Abebui Adekai: Proverb Boxes for a Life Well Traveled, Victoria Gallery, 1st floor

Drop in and enjoy a curator-led tour of the exhibition Abebui Adekai: Proverb Boxes for a Life Well Traveled by Jacob Paa Joe Jr., learn about the installation in relation to fatherhood, legacy building, love, and death. Tours begin at the ticket desk, on a first-come, first-served basis.

3-4:30pm PAA JOE & THE LION Film Screening | Theater

Highlighting  the world’s greatest living fantasy coffin makers, Joseph Tetteh-Ashong and his son Jacob Paa Joe Jr., PAA JOE & THE LION takes viewers on a fantastical journey through the art of love and death as father and son, artist and apprentice, confront love, death and injury in a bid to rescue the Master craftsman’s legacy and rebuild their business before Paa Joe’s name disappears like his thousands of coffins that lie deep below the African soil. Directed by Benjamin Wigley.

Run time: 1 hour 9 minutes
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