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January 21, 2013

Celebrate MLK Day!

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2013, 12–4pm
Special Admission: Give What You Can (donations appreciated)

Join the Mattress Factory as we invite all the leaders, dreamers, believers and teachers to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in a day-long birthday party! We will open our doors on Monday, January 21st from 12-4pm. Every is invited to participate in hands-on interactive workshops, eat birthday cake and will have plenty of time to share dreams and hopes for the future.

- Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s most famous speeches, step up to the podium and share your own speech with the gathered crowd.
- Have fun with an interactive hologram, inspired by Feminist and... artist, Carrie Mae Weems.
- Create your own speech bubble with your thoughts on "I have a dream... "
- Listen to stories from some of our favorite people and learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists.
- Guided tours of our Permanent Collection and special exhibition, Feminist and...
- Eat birthday cake and enjoy some hot tea on a cold day!

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Film Screening: Thaddeus Mosley

Thaddeus Mosley: Sculptor
Monday, January 21, 2013 6pm

We have invited Thaddeus Mosley and filmmaker Ken Love to join us for a screening of the documentary "Thaddeus Mosley: Sculptor". This film chronicles the life and artistic career of a Mattress Factory artist and Northside resident and is a touching portrait of an artist who has balanced his life as a father with a passionate and innate drive to create. Many of the interviews in the film took place in our galleries during Mosley's solo exhibition in 2009. We'll watch the film and there will be time to chat afterwards with the artist and filmmaker about their work and process.

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