AmRev Presents: A Veterans Day Premiere of "Meet James Forten"November 11, 2021 from 6:30-8 p.m.
This Veterans Day, experience the premiere of the Museum's newest first-person theatrical performance, "Meet James Forten," exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War veteran, and stalwart abolitionist. Following the live performance, join playwright Marissa Kennedy and actor Nathan Alford-Tate along with Museum staff members Michael Idriss, African American Interpretive Fellow, and Tyler Putman, Senior Manager of Gallery Interpretation, for a talkback discussion about how and why this new theatrical piece was created and why Forten’s story continues to resonate with audiences today.
The Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions Matthew Skic will provide opening remarks about "Brave Men as Ever Fought," a new painting by nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani that shows a significant moment in Forten’s life. The painting, which is featured in the special exhibition Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, open Oct. 16, 2021, was commissioned with funding from the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail of the National Park Service.
Onsite tickets to this event include access to Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War from 5:15-6:30 p.m. This is a hybrid event with onsite and online tickets available. Onsite tickets include an option to access the online Zoom Webinar link and participate from home.
For Museum Members & PAFA Memebers
Members and alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Don Troiani’s alma mater, are invited to register for Member pricing by contacting Julia Shaver, Membership Manager, at email@example.com.
The Museum’s Revolution Society and PAFA’s Peale Circle are invited to a reception honoring artist Don Troiani, with remarks from the artist and Curator of Exhibitions Matthew Skic from 5:30-6:30 p.m., which includes access to Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War.
Proof of COVID Vaccination Required
Guests attending this program in person will be required to show proof of full COVID vaccination upon entry. “Full vaccination” means that the event date is at least 14 days after the guest’s final COVID-19 vaccine dose. (Final dose for this event must have been administered no later than Oct. 28.) Original CDC vaccination cards, photos, or electronic copies of the card are all acceptable forms of documentation. Proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted. For ticket-holders unable to provide proof of vaccination, a livestream link will be made available. Please contact the front desk at 267-304-3046 with any questions.
This is a hybrid event with onsite and online tickets available. Onsite tickets include an option to access the online Zoom Webinar link and participate from home. If you are feeling unwell, please use the Zoom link to view the program online.