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Food for the People

MEDIA ADVISORY

Apr. 16, 2021

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Will Hold Media Open House for “Food for the People“

WHAT:
Media open house for the Anacostia Community Museum’s new exhibition on food justice, ’Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington,’ installed outdoors at the museum. It is on view April 17 through Sept 17, 2022.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 22
9:30 am to 11 am, brief program: 9:45 am
Social distancing and masking will be observed.

WHERE:
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, D.C.
Outdoor front plaza
Enter museum grounds at truck entrance and park.
Media check-in is at building side ramp off parking lot

WHO:
Melanie Adams, director, Anacostia Community Museum
Samir Meghelli, chief curator, Anacostia Community Museum
Dominique Hazzard, curatorial researcher, Anacostia Community Museum
Beatriz Zuluaga, former director, Food & Wellness, CentroNia, DC Greens
Mary Blackford, founder, Market Seven
Lea (Lee) Howe, director, School Food Initiatives, DC Greens

The open house will feature a brief presentation and overview, a tour conducted by Samir Meghelli and Dominique Hazzard and opportunities for interviews with several individuals featured in this exhibition that examines metro Washington, D.C., food justice issues and the people and ideas making the food system more just and sustainable.

Designed to provide a COVID-safer environment, the outdoor installation is a prelude to the indoor gallery exhibition that will open when the museum reopens its building. ’Food for the People’ is the second outdoor exhibition the museum has opened during the pandemic, and it, and the outdoor exhibition on iconic African American men, are currently the only new exhibitions on view among the Smithsonian museums in the Washington area.

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Media Only:
Marcia Baird Burris (202) 320-1735 (cell)
bairdburrism@si.edu

Media Website:
https://www.anacostia.si.edu
https://newsdesk.si.edu
https://anacostia.si.edu/Newsroom
Outdoor Exhibition Script