Black Theatre Girl Magic (Website) in partnership with the Orlando Museum of Art (Website) will be hosting a takeover of the monthly OMA’s 1st Thursdays for the month of February.

Black Theatre Girl Magic is a community of Brown and Black-identifying women with a missino to create a “racially just, equitable, and accessible entertainment industry for Black and Brown women” and are in the process of becoming a registered non-profit organization.

Their upcoming event is entitled, “Onija” which is a Yoruban word meaning ‘fighter’ or a person in possession of great strength. The gallery will be available via live-stream on Facebook and YouTube and in-person at the Orlando Museum of Art on February 4, from 6-9 p.m.

Program organizer DaZaria Harris issued a statement via a press release saying, “This fight has been seen throughout America in recent times with marches protesting the murder of George Floyd, the demand for justice of Breonna Taylor’s murder, advocating for reform, and breaking down systematic racism. We saw this fighting spirit within the black people in America and noticed the warrior in them.”

The show will feature portraiture, self-portraiture, poetry, and performances by various artists and tickets are on sale for $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-17 on the Orlando Museum of Art’s website.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Works are also on view Feb 2 – 4, during museum hours. No admission required to view 1st Thursdays during this time.