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Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts

February 3, 2003 – August 31, 2003

Location: Anacostia Collects Gallery

This exhibition explores the history of communities created by runaway slaves, also known as maroons, in South America and the Caribbean. Sixty-five paintings, wood carvings, photographs, and objects used in worship ceremonies tell the story of a rich African-based culture that still exists in the rain forests and the isolated villages of Suriname, in northeastern South America.

Also included are several of Janina Rubinowitz's paintings.