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Why Vote?

July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

Location: Main Gallery

In this mixed-media installation, artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia—get-out-the-vote signs, photos of noted public figures, campaign buttons, and images of U.S. currency—to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement. Barton grew up in the Barry Farms section of Anacostia.