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“A Right to the City” explores the history of neighborhood change and civic engagement in the nation’s capital. Archivist Jennifer Morris discusses photographic conservation techniques with participants in the Religious Archives Institute. Exhibition: Your Community. Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia , 1967-2017 "Gateways/Portales" explores the triumphs and struggles of Latinx migrants and immigrants through the lenses of rights and justice, representation and celebration. The Ubuhle artists piece together the 4-panel "The My Mother’s Garden" at Little Farm, Lidgetton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Home Sewn: Quilts from the Lower Mississippi Valley Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement


Anacostia Community Museum exhibitions focus on a range of topics and issues facing urban communities today. Exhibitions invite and motivate visitors to bring their diverse knowledge, experiences, and resources to the viewing experience. The creative use of museum collections, exhibit design, and innovative interpretive methods acknowledges audience diversity and encourages visitors to think critically about exhibition subject matter.

The museum's approach to exhibition development is based on direct collaboration with communities, and on working directly with residents, members of neighborhood organizations, artists, community activists, planning organizations, scholars, local officials, local businesses, and families.