Banneker-Douglass Museum: Join us next week for the opening of the Honor Exhibit

Honor Exhibit:

Celebrating Black Women’s Art

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Join us for the opening of our newest exhibit, HONOR!

Honor: high respect, great esteem.

For centuries, art has been used as a way of expression. In this second installment, we honor the expression of six Black Maryland-based women artists with HONOR, an exhibition co-curated by the Banneker-Douglass Museum and ArtFarm Studios.

Exhibit: April 19 – June 27

Reception: May 7 | 12-3pm

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From 1619 to Today:

The Influence of Race on the Annapolis Community

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In a three part series, we will explore the influence of race on the Annapolis community from 1619 to today through public readings, youth presentations, group discussions, and a community mural project.

Part 1 of the series will be a virtual event on April 23rd, 11:00am-12:30pm EDT that features youth presentations and public readings of excerpts from the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 1619 Project by Nicole Hannah-Jones. Through intergenerational group discussions after the readings, we will make connections from slavery to the segregation of Annapolis and explore the after-effects of race and racism in Annapolis. We want to know from you, how far have we come and where are we going?


Celebrating National

Jazz Appreciation Month

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Blanche Calloway
This month we are recognizing the amazing impact that African Americans have had on the development of jazz!⁠

Today we celebrate Blanche Calloway. ⁠

Blanche Dorothea Jones Calloway (February 9, 1902 – December 16, 1978) was an American jazz singer, composer, and bandleader. She was the older sister of Cab Calloway and was a successful singer before her brother. In her youth, Blanche Calloway starting in choir concerts given by the local Grace Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. With a music career that spanned over fifty years, Calloway was the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra and performed alongside musicians such as Cozy Cole, Chick Webb, and her brother. Her performing style was described as flamboyant and a major influence on her brother’s performance style. ⁠

Source: University of Santa Barbra Library (DAHR)

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