Credit: Image courtesy of The Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image will Celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, with a weekend of game design, animation, and an open mic for all ages, June 17–19. Inspired by the tradition of Juneteenth pageants, families are encouraged to come dressed in their most festive outfits for a chance to be crowned Mx. 

Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the Moving Image Open Mic, where anyone can share a poem, song, or dance that connects with the themes of Juneteenth (RSVP to perform in advance). To be considered for the Mx. Juneteenth crown, visitors are invited to post a video or GIF of themselves at MoMI on TikTok or Instagram with the hashtag #JuneteenthAtMoMI.

The Princess and the Frog, a modern animated retelling of the classic Grimm fairy tale featuring Disney’s first Black American princess, will screen on Friday, June 17, at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Tickets (free for ages 12 and under) include general Museum admission and access to all Juneteenth events.

Before or after the screening, families are encouraged to drop in to the Moving Image Studio to green-screen themselves into a fantasy world inspired by The Princess and the Frog, learn how to design a game that takes the player on a magical adventure into a Black utopian future, or create a collage animation that reimagines Black history. Hours are Friday, 2:00–5:00 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. Families can also participate in a scavenger hunt that connects civil rights to the history of the moving image in the core exhibition, Behind the Screen.


Moving Image Studio: Juneteenth Special Edition
Friday, June 17, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

In the third-floor Media Lab.

The Princess and the Frog
Friday, June 17, 2:15 p.m. Redstone Theater
Sunday, June 19, 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Dirs. Ron Clements, John Musker. 2009, 97 mins. DCP. With the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Moving Image Open Mic Celebrating Juneteenth
Sunday, June 19, 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the Fox Amphitheater