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.
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?
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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