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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!

From the Regenia Perry Collection: The Backyard of Derek Webster's Imagination

October 17, 2016 – July 9, 2017
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

De la Colección de Arte Popular de Regenia A. Perry: El jardín de la imaginación de Derek Webster

Derek Webster (1934-2009) created sculptures from scraps of wood, trash, and found materials, and adorned them with costume jewelry and brightly-colored house paint. Born in Honduras and raised in Central America, Webster produced many sculptures for the yard of his home in South Side, Chicago, where he eventually settled. This exhibition of nine pieces created between 1980–1996 is from the Regenia A. Perry Folk Art Collection, part of the Anacostia Community Museum’s folk art collection.

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