Carver Museum Digital Programming
In accordance with the City’s Stay Home-Work Safe Order, we’re bringing the Carver’s programming into your home! To stay up to date on our latest programs, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter.
- Timbuktu Y.O.U. Virtual After-School Program
Timbuktu Y.O.U. is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and photography-based virtual after-school program that touches on SEL (social and emotional learning) as well as gardening and leadership with our youth participants.
The program is for 6th-8th graders and is especially geared towards students of color. All kids welcome. Its name is inspired by Timbuktu, the center of learning for centuries in Mali, West Africa an empire founded by Mansa Musa 1,800 years ago.
Timbuktu Y.O.U. program dates are September 21 - December 17, 2020. Spaces are limited. Sessions will be via Zoom Rooms.
Monday and Wednesday 4pm-6:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-6pm
If interested in enrolling in all three sessions, $150 due in full upon registration. For monthly payment options, enroll in individual sessions of interest. Deadline for first session payment is upon registration (beginning August 18th). Deadline for second session payment is Sept. 17th; and deadline for third session payment is October 15th.
Timbuktu Y.O.U. will offer the following classes:
Click HERE for more information on how to register on Rectrac. Click HERE for information on Financial Assistance through the City of Austin. If financial aid approved email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, so that it can be applied.
We look forward to serving youth virtually with Timbuktu Y.O.U. afterschool.
- Digital Kickback
Digital Kickback is a music series showcasing Black Austin-based DJs, musicians, and audiophiles to help you shake off the work week. Every Friday from 5:30-6:30pm, the Carver will go Live on Instagram with a musician to set the soundtrack for your weekend.
Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and have notifications turned on so you don’t miss a beat!
- Black to the Future: Book Club
Black to the Future is a virtual book club focusing on works by Black authors on dystopian realities, alternate universes, and sci-fi. RSVP through Eventbrite here to access the web conferences.
Black to the Future's first meeting is on April 28, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm and will discuss Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler. Butler is a renowned author and is the first science fiction author to ever receive the “Genius Grant.” Parable of the Talents is a science fiction novel set in a dystopian reality wherein the United States is governed by an extremist fundamentalist Christian group. In a stark comparison to the current political climate, this 1995 novel maintains its cultural relevance in a new decade by exploring the dynamics of power, control, and enslaved labor within America.
Conference information for discussions TBA.
- Small Black Museum: a podcast
Featuring stories from Black Austinites and contemporary shakers and makers, Small Black Museum is a podcast hosted by CarverMuseumATX. Our first episode, “Legacy, Legacy, Legacy!” features Stephanie Lang, Program Administrator for the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. You can listen to it on Soundcloud.
Our next segment of Small Black Museum features husband and wife hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm. We’ll be dropping it in late May. Until then, stay curious and elevate your own living archive!
- Cultural Aptitude
Cultural Aptitude is a conversation and training series designed to provide practical advice around navigating our new normal. Join us at 6pm on May 6 for a conversation with sustainability and self-sufficiency expert Christina Muhammad.
Phone conference info:
Phone number: 408-418-9388 // Access code: 622-275-062