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Banding Together: School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity
September 10, 2006 – May 14, 2007

View a highly visual exhibition that presents the history, community impact, and support of instrumental music education in Washington, D.C. public schools from the 1880s to 2006.

Anacostia Community Museum
Through Their Eyes: Birney Elementary School Students Photograph Anacostia
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View a photographic exhibition that includes everyday scenes, special events, residents, and places of interest in the Anacostia community by 13 students of the James Gillespie Birney Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C.,

Anacostia Community Museum
New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians: Exploring a Community Tradition from an Insider's View
April 23, 2006 – October 15, 2006

View more than 45 of New Orleans photographer J. Nash Porter's photographic portraits of the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborate handmade suits (costumes) and patches.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reflections: Life Pieces to Masterpieces
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 27 art pieces created by 75 at-risk, east-of-the Anacostia River youths aged 3-21 enrolled in the award-winning human development program known as Life Pieces to Masterpieces.

Anacostia Community Museum
Mother and Child: Expressions of Love
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

See 10 pieces that show how 8 contemporary, Washington-based artists take different approaches to explore the universal and ancient tie that binds mother and child.

Anacostia Community Museum
Conversation Among Blues Women
November 13, 2005 – April 2, 2006

Visit an installation that mixes masks, textiles, found objects, lighting, and sound to give voice to and document the experiences of a wide-ranging group of African American women.

Anacostia Community Museum
Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support
November 13, 2005 – August 6, 2006

Journey through photographs, drawings, diary entries, and birthing equipment in this exhibition documenting the life and work of Mary Francis Hill Coley in rural Georgia, where she provided midwifery care to thousands for 30 years.

Anacostia Community Museum
Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See nearly 70 photographs and nearly 30 pieces of original art in this exhibition spotlighting 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.

Anacostia Community Museum
Forgotten Roots: African American Muslims in Early America
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

Learn through a range of artifacts, diaries, documents, and photographs in this exhibition showing how newly transported African Muslims played significant roles as explorers, entrepreneurs, educators, and patriotic servicemen in America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Anacostia Community Museum
Why Vote?
July 11, 2005 – October 16, 2005

See how the artist DeWayne Barton uses poetry and campaign memorabilia to fashion a personal statement about voting, the electoral process, and African American disenfranchisement.

Anacostia Community Museum
On Their Own: Selected Works by Self-Taught African American Artists
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See how 6 self-taught artists use paintings, sculptures, drawings, and collages of "found objects," to explore their impact and bring bold notions and new ideas to the African American aesthetic.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Art of Charles Smith
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See 23 iron-cast sculptures ranging from the whimsical to the politically charged by this New Orleans artist.

Anacostia Community Museum
In Celebration of Black Men
January 31, 2005 – June 12, 2005

See a story quilt created in 1995 by 13 African American men in the Washington, D.C. area, designed to help prepare teenagers for manhood.

Anacostia Community Museum
Selected Works by Kadir Nelson
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See an exhibition featuring the inspirational works of noted artist and illustrator of children's literature, Kadir Nelson.

Anacostia Community Museum
All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

Explore the rich tradition of African American storytelling through videotaped interviews with professional writers telling compelling stories drawn from their own experiences and revealing how the world in which they live impacts their writing.

Anacostia Community Museum
Selected Works by William H. Smith and Floyd Roberts
June 7, 2004 – December 31, 2004

See the works of two Maryland artists -- 7 paintings by William H. Smith, silver medalist at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and 1 sculpture by Floyd Roberts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
December 1, 2003 – April 25, 2004

See 30 black and white photographs that illustrate the African American woman's boundless passion for keeping the Sabbath both holy and glamorous with hats.

Anacostia Community Museum
New Visions: Emerging Trends in African American Art
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Explore innovations in African American contemporary art and see how it continues to expand and embrace the use of new computer, sound, and video technology in this diverse collection of 45 works.

Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Museum Collects: The Art of James A. Porter
September 29, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Paintings by celebrated artist James Porter, head of the Howard University art department and its gallery, who came to be considered the Father of African American art history .

Anacostia Community Museum
Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts
February 3, 2003 – August 31, 2003

Explore the history of communities created by runaway slaves, known as maroons, in South America and the Caribbean in this exhibition of 65 paintings, wood carvings, photographs, and objects used in worship ceremonies.

Anacostia Community Museum

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