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MEDIA ADVISORY: Banneker-Douglass Museum Premiers The Black Vote Mural Project

Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Recognize Historic Movements for Right to Vote

WHAT:        

The Banneker-Douglass Museum will host an opening reception to launch The Black Vote Mural Project. This exhibit recognizes historic movements for the right to vote by exploring the intersection of public art, Black voices, and civil rights with sixteen murals that transform the interior galleries of the museum. Painted by regional artists, these murals interpret the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 2020 theme: African Americans and the Vote.

The exhibit and other public programs featured this year highlight milestones and African American heroes in the history of movements for the right to vote.

Featured Artists: Steuart Hill Academic Academy, Ryan Allen, Bowie State University (Public Arts Class), Nikki Brooks, Jay Coleman, Brandon Donahue, Olivia Gittens, Jabari Jefferson, Gina Lewis, Megan Lewis, Greta Chapin McGill, Future History Now, Latoya D. Peoples, Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell, James Terrell, and Ernest Shaw.

To RSVP, click here. To see a video, click here.

WHO:  

Banneker-Douglass Museum

WHEN:

Saturday, February 15, 2020
2:30 pm -3:00 pm Meet the Artists at VIP reception – media and invitees only
3:30 pm -6:00 pm General Reception and Curatorial Statement – open to the public

WHERE:

Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Md.


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