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

Continuity and change are underlying themes in the history of communities east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, from Native American settlements to the present.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DC Undercover: Photographs by Steven M. Cummings
November 12, 2006 – April 29, 2007

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

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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity
September 10, 2006 – May 14, 2007

March along with school bands to explore the legacy of instrumental music education in Washington, DC public schools from 1880 to 2006.

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Through Their Eyes: Birney Elementary School Students Photograph Anacostia
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View a photographic exhibition that includes everyday scenes, special events, residents, and places of interest in the Anacostia community by 13 students of the James Gillespie Birney Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C.,

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New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View more than 45 of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's photographic portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborate handmade suits (costumes) and patches.

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Reflections: Life Pieces to Masterpieces
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 27 art pieces created by 75 at-risk, east-of-the Anacostia River youths aged 3-21 enrolled in the award-winning human development program known as Life Pieces to Masterpieces.

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Mother and Child: Expressions of Love
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 10 pieces that show how 8 contemporary, Washington-based artists take different approaches to explore the universal and ancient tie that binds mother and child.

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Conversation Among Blues Women
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

Visit an installation that mixes masks, textiles, found objects, lighting, and sound to give voice to and document the experiences of a wide-ranging group of African American women.

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Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support
November 13, 2005 – August 6, 2006

Journey through photographs, drawings, diary entries, and birthing equipment in this exhibition documenting the life and work of Mary Francis Hill Coley in rural Georgia, where she provided midwifery care to thousands for 30 years.

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Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See nearly 70 photographs and nearly 30 pieces of original art in this exhibition spotlighting historic and contemporary murals created by African Americans around the country and other artists who have or are producing pieces for public display in African American communities.

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Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

Learn through a range of artifacts, diaries, documents, and photographs in this exhibition showing how newly transported African Muslims played significant roles as explorers, entrepreneurs, educators, and patriotic servicemen in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anacostia Community Museum
Why Vote?
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See how the artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement.

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Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters
May 7, 2005 – July 28, 2005

Trace the history of the African American experience in the movie industry through ninety framed film posters that illuminate the impact of performers, writers, designers, directors, and producers on screen and behind the screens.

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On Their Own: Selected Works by Self-Taught African American Artists
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

The wit and daring of self-taught artists take center stage in an exhibition showcasing the works of Chris Clark, Simon Jackson, “The Dot Man” (Sam McMillan), Mary L. Proctor, “Mr. Imagination” (Gregory Warmack), and Ruby Williams.

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The Art of Charles Smith
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

To teach African American history and heritage, self-taught artist Charles Smith forms life-sized human figures out of concrete and found objects.

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In Celebration of Black Men
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See a story quilt created in 1995 by 13 African American men in the Washington, D.C. area, designed to help prepare teenagers for manhood.

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Selected Works by Kadir Nelson
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See an exhibition featuring the inspirational works of noted artist and illustrator of children's literature, Kadir Nelson.

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