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From the Regenia Perry Collection: The Backyard of Derek Webster's Imagination From the Regenia Perry Collection: The Backyard of Derek Webster's Imagination
October 17, 2016 – July 9, 2017

This exhibition consists of 9 pieces created between 1980–1996 from the Regenia A. Perry Folk Art Collection within the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum’s folk art collection.

Anacostia Community Museum
From the Permanent Collection, the Artists of the Spiral Collective, 1963-1965 From the Permanent Collection, the Artists of the Spiral Collective, 1963-1965
January 18, 2016 – September 25, 2016

In 1963 Hale Woodruff and Romare Bearden began an alliance of artists who met weekly to discuss their work, politics and civil rights. This exhibition looks at the brief activities of the group and includes works by Bearden, Woodruff, Robert Alston, Norman Lewis, Alvin Hollingsworth, and others—before and after their time in the Spiral Collective.

Anacostia Community Museum
Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975 Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975
December 14, 2015 – October 23, 2016

Change was in the air, some of it unsettling and threatening. Against a national background of Lyndon Johnson’s “great society,” anti-war protests, black power, feminism, and emerging gay rights, this exhibition focuses on events, people and challenges that transformed the city between 1963 and 1975.

Anacostia Community Museum
Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family Hand of Freedom: The Life and Legacy of the Plummer Family
February 23, 2015 – December 27, 2015

This exhibit looks at the life and legacy of the Plummer family in Prince Georges County, Maryland in the 19th century. Adam Francis Plummer (1819 - December 13, 1905), enslaved on George Calvert’s Riversdale plantation, began to keep a diary in 1841 and maintained it for over sixty years.

Anacostia Community Museum
How the Civil War Changed Washington How the Civil War Changed Washington
February 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015

This exhibition examines the social and spatial impact of the Civil War on Washington, DC and the resulting dramatic changes in social mores, and in the size and ethnic composition of the city’s population.

Anacostia Community Museum
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence
December 9, 2013 – January 4, 2015

Learn about a new form of bead art and how Ubuhle women transform the beadwork surface into a contemporary work of art.

Anacostia Community Museum
Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley
December 9, 2013 – February 1, 2015

View quilts by Annie Dennis and Emma Russell and learn how present-day African American women quilters continue the quilting traditions of the lower Mississippi Valley.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement
October 15, 2012 – November 3, 2013

Explore how urban waterways, such as the Anacostia River, can be both barriers and economic resources for the community.

Anacostia Community Museum
<em>Artuaré</em> and <em>Conversations in the Contemporary</em> Artuaré and Conversations in the Contemporary
December 12, 2011 – April 29, 2012

See installations created by artist Steven Cumming and multimedia production studio CreativeJunkfood that are influenced by cultural expression found in schools, churches, community organizations, and other venues in the public sphere.

Anacostia Community Museum
Exercise Your Mynd Exercise Your Mynd
August 22, 2011 – November 27, 2011

See BK Adams's imaginary landscapes that draw upon his surroundings, using exuberant color, toys, and objects scavenged from everyday life.

Anacostia Community Museum
Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language
August 9, 2010 – July 24, 2011

Learn how the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina have retained traces of their West African culture and language that their enslaved ancestors brought to the Americas.

Anacostia Community Museum
The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present
November 8, 2009 – July 4, 2010

Look at the history, culture, and art of Afro-Mexicans, beginning in the colonial era and continuing to present day in this traveling exhibition.

Anacostia Community Museum
Jubilee: African American Celebration
December 7, 2008 – September 20, 2009

Through images of captured moments from throughout the years, look at the history, traditional music, and regional folklore of African American holidays and celebrations around the country from the 18th century to the present.

Anacostia Community Museum
Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia
November 10, 2008 – March 31, 2015

This small exhibition provides an overview of the popularity of African American baseball teams played on segregated fields in Washington, D.C., from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century.

Anacostia Community Museum
Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia
May 18, 2008 – October 5, 2008

Follow the history of social relations from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century through the prism of baseball in this exhibit of photographs and memorabilia.

Anacostia Community Museum
East of the River: Continuity and Change East of the River: Continuity and Change
September 15, 2007 – November 9, 2008

Follow the development of the community life of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, beginning with the original inhabitation by Native Americans up to the present.

Anacostia Community Museum
Voices & Visions of Tha Bloc: An Exhibition by Ellis L. Marsalis III
June 10, 2007 – August 12, 2007

Through poetry, essays, and 31 photographs developed over the past decade, photographer/poet Ellis Marsalis III details the lives of neighbors living on one block in Baltimore City.

Anacostia Community Museum
A Creative Profile: Artists of the East Bank
May 13, 2007 – August 12, 2007

See 41 works in a variety of media by a diverse community of professional artists who live and work east of the river in the District of Columbia.

Anacostia Community Museum
Two Hundred Years of Black Paper Dolls: The Collection of Arabella Grayson Two Hundred Years of Black Paper Dolls: The Collection of Arabella Grayson
November 12, 2006 – April 29, 2007

Arabella Grayson's interest in finding paper playthings that looked like her evolved into a passionate journey, including this exhibition of 110 black paper dolls from her collection.

Anacostia Community Museum
D.C. Undercover: Photographs by Steven M. Cummings
November 12, 2006 – April 29, 2007

Witness D.C. photographer Steven Cummings' passion for photographing people in and around the city -- who as it turns out, often wear caps and hats.

Anacostia Community Museum

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