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Celebrating “Black Girl Magic” at the Museum for Black Girls

Alana Matthew | 101 Magazine Photo credit: Groupon

A pop-up museum to celebrate the essence of “Black Girl Magic” is now in DC.

Opening in Fall 2022, the D.C. location for the Museum for Black Girls has reached over 400,000 followers on social media and has built a name for itself in The District, following closely behind its counterpart locations in Denver and Houston. 

Their mission states, “Museum for Black Girls wants each guest to leave the experience feeling motivated and inspired to create their own beautiful stories and history”

Charmaine “Charlie” Billingsley is the founder of the museum who was inspired by her own experiences growing up as a Black woman in America. Billingsley let it be known that her daughter was her muse for the opening; She wanted to let her know her features are beautiful and decided to create the museum to celebrate black women and their beauty.

Alana Matthew | 101 Magazine Photo credit: Union Market Art, Museum for Black Girls Art Exhibition

The museum aims to celebrate and educate people about the journeys and stories that Black women and girls alike have endured in history. They are giving Black girls their flowers by showcasing their talents! They also host fun events for anyone in the community to join, many of which will take place in the month of February. Tickets are on sale now!

Alana Matthew | 101 Magazine As seen on @themuseumforblackgirls

The pop-up museum is an interactive gallery that features vibrant exhibits consisting of “interactive installations, immersive rooms, and curated moments all created from the lens of black women”, according to their website.

Alana Matthew | 101 Magazine Photo credit: Union Market Art, Museum for Black Girls Art Exhibition 

The goal of the exhibition is to highlight black girl magic moments and recreate memories that are shared by their displays. 

D.C. is the third location to open; the pop-up museum is also located in Denver and Houston.

The museum is open Tuesday to Friday 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday 12 to 8 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for kids 4-13 (kids 3 and under free).

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