Join the BMA’s Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) on Facebook Live for their April meeting featuring presentations from artist Murjoni Merriweather and curator Thomas James. Murjoni Merriweather is a Maryland-based artist who creates sculpted beings that are based around real people and real experiences. Her work addresses and eliminates stereotypes through clay portraits and video work. Thomas James is a visual arts curator and content creator based in Maryland. An appreciator and collector of fine arts, he highlights working artists and facilitates spaces for creatives to refine and develop their craft.
Named after an 18th-century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, the Joshua Johnson Council is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the U.S. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and the BMA by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists. JJC Members share a passion for African American and African art and receive a wide range of opportunities for participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month. Find JJC on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/joshuajohnsoncouncil