California-based artist Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem (2018) is a meditation on patriotism and protest. The singlechannel animated video was inspired by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other football players who took a knee, sat, raised fists, or locked arms during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality against unarmed black men and social injustice. Ezawa (b. 1969, Germany) creates work that explores and translates significant cultural events into simulations that question the authenticity of both our experiences and retold histories.
Join us for a slide-illustrated talk by Michael J. Wilson in honor of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22.
Please join us, wherever you are, for this year’s Jazz performance livestreamed from Mickalene Thomas’ East Lobby installation, A Moment's Pleasure. Enjoy the wonderful music of artist Akua Allrich and a post-show conversation with host Jasmine Pope from the comfort of your own home.
We hope you enjoy this opportunity to transport yourself to the Museum and immerse yourself in music, if only for a moment.
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Art Seminar Group presents "A Concise History of World Architecture in 24 Examples: From the Middle Ages to Early Modernism (Lecture 2 of 3)" with Kerr Houston, professor of art history, theory and criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art
All Hands On Deck! Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with maritime singer and sometime pirate, Darcy Nair, who will take you on a musical journey with seafaring stories & songs.
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Race is an historical and ongoing conversation, but rarely framed in the context of leadership. Now more than ever, we need leadership that can properly shape racial dialogue, policy, and impact on our society. What kind of leadership is necessary to facilitate healthy relationships between races, and policymaking that will foster equity, inclusion, diversity and harmony? How do we as citizens groom such leaders? Join ethics professor, performance artist and activist Ron Kipling Williams in an in-depth conversation about leadership and race.
How can museums and libraries make their collections useful in today’s world? Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, joins Catherine Mayfield, France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, in a conversation about “discovery.”
Learn about the Maryland Center for History and Culture's new core values—Discovery, Dialogue, Authenticity, Community—through MCHC Core Conversations, a four-part virtual program series. Subsequent programs to be announced monthly.
Aspin Hill Pet Cemetery was established in 1920 in Silver Spring, Maryland when Montgomery County was still mostly rural. Its proximity to the Nation's Capital meant that some of the pets buried there were owned by influential Washingtonians such as presidents, senators, and ambassadors. Over the 100 years of the cemetery's existence, it has been a witness to changes affecting society from urbanization to changing attitudes about the relationship between humans and their animal companions. There are now approximately 55,000 pets buried there and at least 50 humans.
1st prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of American competition, Thomas Viloteau, will give an online workshop on Sunday, September 27, from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM.
Dr. Viloteau will go through some technique tips, warm up routine, and you can participate in the exercises at home with your instrument or just observe. There will be a Q&A at the end of the class.
Join us for an evening of readings by poets and storytellers from the free community writing workshop at the Reentry Center at the Northwest Career Center.
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Today, African American women are an organized and consequential facet of our body politic. How did they get here? To understand their story is to understand the politics of our own time, setting aside old narratives and learning about the future through black women’s ongoing quest for rights. Vanguard, a new book by Martha S. Jones, tells how they built their movement, which was plagued by ridicule and resistance, and extended to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
During this live, interactive distance learning program, children and families will learn about the life of Frederick Douglass. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s collections, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the living and working conditions experienced by enslaved Africans and African Americans. From slavery to freedom, participants will gain a better understanding of Douglass’ incredible life and legacy.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman) is the musical persona of intermedia artist Rahne Alexander. The acoustic performance will include a mix of elements from pop, country, rock and other genres. More information about Rahne can be found at rahne.com/music & Facebook.com/50FtWmn.
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Jon Meacham will talk about his new book, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope.
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Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contributions to the 1619 project.