Beyonce's "Lemonade" inspires year-long series at Atlanta museum


Beyonce's "Lemonade" inspires year-long series at Atlanta museum

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT - Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Daniela Vesco/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

A local museum is tackling race, gender and class with the help of pop culture. 

Inspired by the critically acclaimed visual album by Beyonce, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has announced "The Lemonade Project," a free conversational series. 

"The Lemonade Project" will kick off Oct. 28 with "Get in Formation," a screening of the visual album that premiered on HBO earlier this year.

In November, the theme of the conversation will be "Birthing Ourselves: Idea/Identity/Formation/Memory/History," followed by "You Got a Right to be Mad: Self-Care and Womanhood" in December.

The museum will host conversations as a part of the series once a month through September 2017. 

MODA organizers aren't the first to create a discussion based on Beyonce's sixth-studio album. Candice Benbow created a free "Lemonade" syllabus that generated tens of thousands of downloads earlier this year.  

Following the release of Beyonce's "Lemonade," the singer's sister Solange also released an album which she said was meant to "provoke healing & journey of self empowerment." Solange's album, "A Seat at the Table," features a song titled "Mad." MODA's December discussion may be inspired by the song's lyrics ("You got the right to be mad.") 

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