Late Thursdays: Art Remix: The Nina Simone Edition

A blank canvas becomes a stunning work of art—in 30 minutes—in our second Art Remix event.

Arts & Craft | Music


Watch visual artists in a friendly competition to reinterpret the Nina Simone portrait “High Priestess of Soul” by Ben Jones from the Museum’s collection. You decide the winner by popular vote.

Competing artists include: Andrece Brady, Jay Golding, and Sizzy Art.

Additional Highlights:

Enjoy a preview performance of the stage musical “Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone” featuring Rhyan McNeil, Indigo B., Vernae Taylor, Kia Stewart and Shawn Stewart-Graham.
Learn the significance behind one of Nina Simone’s iconic looks during interactive headwrap demos. Led by Wear African.

  • Visit Nina Simone’s home in a special VR experience.
  • A multimedia presentation on the legacy of Nina Simone by visual artist, Ben Jones.
  • Snap, print, and design selfie-portraits inspired by the visual style of artist, Ben Jones.
  • Explore highlights from the Museum in a Nina Simone-inspired guided tour.

Supported by Prudential.

Late Thursdays are designed for adult audiences.


All activities and performances are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Light refreshments are also provided on a first-come, first-served basis.