Join us for our next Fifth Third Community Day on May 15! Guests will receive free admission and experience a full day of activities and special performances. Reserve your tickets online or in-person. Fifth Third Community Days are made possible through the generous support of the Fifth Third Foundation.
Arts and Craft Activity Station
10:00am - 4:00pm | Grand Hall
Hosted in partnership with the Fitton Center and Brent Billingsley. Create a card for the special people your life.
Spoken Word Performances by KennyFresh
12:00pm & 3:30pm | Harriet Tubman Theater
KennyFresh is no stranger to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In 2014, he brought his spoken word poetry to the Center as part of his “The Invisible Tour” and the Center’s Juneteenth celebration. Eight years later, KennyFresh is elated to return with more of his signature poetry that elicits engagement from the audience. Kenny’s work seeks to impact, encourage and to leave the listener feeling better than when they came in. Performing some poems from his debut chapbook “Equilibrium” and other assorted poems that speak to mental health awareness, affirmations, fatherhood and belonging, his work is sure to refresh your point of view.
Marking Time Gallery Talk with Jared Owens
2:00pm | Harriet Tubman Theater
Artist Jared Owens will discuss his featured works in the current special exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Owens is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on bringing awareness to the plight of nearly 2.5 million people enmeshed in the American carceral state. He is self-taught during more than 18 years of incarceration, working in painting, sculpture and installation, using materials and references culled from penal matter. Learn more→