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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed March 2 through May 18 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned during this time. More information about our events is available at: We look forward to seeing you soon!

Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters

May 7, 2005 – July 28, 2005
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC
International Gallery, Sublevel 3

Ninety framed film posters trace the history of the African American experience in the movie industry. From the golden age of "race movies" to the present, these artworks illuminate the impact of African Americans—performers, writers, designers, directors, and producers—on screen and behind the screens.

Related book

Film clips and video

This exhibition is organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and SITES.

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