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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!

Why Vote?

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

In this mixed-media installation, artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia—get-out-the-vote signs, photos of noted public figures, campaign buttons, and images of U.S. currency—to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement. Barton grew up in the Barry Farms section of Anacostia.

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