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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!

Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals

July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC
Main Gallery

Featuring nearly 70 photographs and nearly 30 pieces of original art, this exhibition spotlights 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. Beginning with early 20th-century works by such masters as John Biggers, Charles White, Hale Woodruff, and Aaron Douglas, the show traces the evolution of influences and themes—including the Harlem Renaissance, the social activism of the 1960s, and contemporary Hip Hop culture. Among the highlights are the landmark collaborative mural Wall of Respect, created in 1967 on Chicago's south side. This exhibition shows how mural projects have helped to develop a populist narrative, heal and unify communities, and build multicultural understanding.

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