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All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

Notable African American writers tell stories, including Valerie Boyd, Octavia E. Butler, Kenny Carroll, Edwidge Danticat, Samuel R. Delany, Eloise Greenfield, Charles Johnson, Delores Kendrick, and Walter Dean Myers.

Anacostia Community Museum
Selected Works by William H. Smith and Floyd Roberts
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See the works of two Maryland artists -- 7 paintings by William H. Smith, silver medalist at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and 1 sculpture by Floyd Roberts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
December 12, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Explore a tradition among African American women of wearing church hats. Get to know the “Hat Queens” and admire their collection of “crowns,” from the simple to the simply out-of-this world.

Anacostia Community Museum
New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Explore innovations in African American contemporary art and see how it continues to expand and embrace the use of new computer, sound, and video technology in this diverse collection of 45 works.

Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Museum Collects: The Art of James A. Porter
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Paintings by celebrated artist James Porter, head of the Howard University art department and its gallery, who came to be considered the Father of African American art history .

Anacostia Community Museum
Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts
February 3, 2003 – August 31, 2003

Explore the history of communities created by runaway slaves, known as maroons, in South America and the Caribbean in this exhibition of 65 paintings, wood carvings, photographs, and objects used in worship ceremonies.

Anacostia Community Museum
Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas
February 3, 2003 – August 31, 2003

Follow the story of the slave trade told from a maritime perspective through more than 200 objects and images.

Anacostia Community Museum
In the Arms of the Elders
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

Explore the many faces of seniors through the eyes of 5 Washington-area photographers in this exhibition of 60 photographs and various artifacts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Roles, Reactions and Reality: The Collection of Robert Guillaume
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

Take a look at the unique film-television-theater collection that documents the stereotype-breaking career of this Emmy Award-winning actor and producer.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney
October 21, 2002 – January 1, 2003

View an exhibition of approximately 30 paintings that explore the artist's use of the color yellow in his figurative and abstract works.

Anacostia Community Museum
After Totems: Love, Distress and Moss
October 21, 2002 – August 31, 2003

See a site-specific installation by Washington artist Yvonne Pickering Carter that uses fragments of paper and wood to explore notions of challenge, healing, and growth.

Anacostia Community Museum
Precious Memories: Collectors' Passion
February 11, 2002 – September 30, 2002

Explore the work of citizen preservationists and cultural historians who are major collectors of African American art, memorabilia, and archival objects.

Anacostia Community Museum
Sculptures by Bill Taylor
February 11, 2002 – September 30, 2002

View carved and welded works by Washington, D.C., sculptor Bill Taylor that reveal the dignity and elegance of the female form.

Anacostia Community Museum
Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham
January 19, 2002 – March 27, 2002

View rare glimpses into the world of boxing through 123 photographs by Howard L. Bingham of the "Rumble in the Jungle" -- the Ali/Foreman boxing match of October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire.

Anacostia Community Museum
When the Spirit Moves: African American Dance in History and Art
December 14, 2000 – June 1, 2001

See more than 300 paintings, photographs, sculpture, and archival objects -- some dating to the early 1600s -- used to trace African American dance from its roots in west and central Africa through the 20th century.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present
February 4, 2000 – July 16, 2000

Since photography’s advent, black photographers have played a central role in influencing how African Americans visualized themselves.

Anacostia Community Museum
Through These Eyes: The Photography of P.H. Polk
October 1, 1999 – December 1, 1999

See more than 100 photographs by P. H. Polk (1898-1984) portray southern life in its many moods.

Anacostia Community Museum
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
September 12, 1999 – January 2, 2000

See nearly 200 textile art works that illustrate the rich diversity of traditional kente cloth, its historical role in African societies, and its growing popularity in the United States.

Anacostia Community Museum
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective
July 16, 1999 – September 12, 1999

Alma W. Thomas taught art at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, DC. Retirement launched her meteoric artistic career, akin to the Apollo lunar missions that inspired her mosaic-like abstract paintings, such as Blast Off.

Anacostia Community Museum
Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African American Art: Part 2
July 16, 1999 – December 1, 1999

See over 85 paintings by some 50 artists that reveal how African American artists use art to express religion and spirituality.

Anacostia Community Museum

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