Special Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

August 30, 2018 to October 14, 2018

 

Sanford Biggers, Cheshire Smile

Reclaiming Racist Stereotypes August 30th - October 14, 2018

The small exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists Arvie Smith, Kara Walker, Robert Colescott and Sanford Biggers, who are among several artists exploring and reclaiming images of our shared racial past.
August 30, 2018 to October 14, 2018

 

 

Hateful Things, August 30, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Contains material culture from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy. In the early 1830s Thomas D. Rice created the antebellum character Jim Crow. "Daddy Rice," as he was called, was a white actor who performed in black face a song-and-dance whose exaggerations popularized racially demeaning minstrel shows. The name "Jim Crow" came to denote segregation in the 19th century when southern and border states passed Jim Crow laws; legitimizing a racial caste system. This exhibition contains examples of our segregated and racist past.

Video Recap - Opening Night - "Hateful Things" - CLICK HERE

Contains material culture from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy.
August 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018

 


 

 

Black Women: Image & Perception in Popular Culture, August 1, 2018 - September 16, 2018

A collaboration between the Lewis and the University of Maryland, College Park this exhibition will unpack stereotypical imagery of black women that still exists in popular culture.

Upcoming Exhibitions Top

November 11, 2018 to March 3, 2019

 

Presents 50 works in a variety of media that showcase Romare Bearden's influence as an artist of social conscience and action.
April 18, 2018 to July 15, 2018
January 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018
November 16, 2017 to April 1, 2018
September 9, 2017 to January 7, 2018
March 30, 2017 to April 2, 2017
February 1, 2017 to March 5, 2017
Sons: Seeking the Modern African American Male
November 2, 2016 to July 30, 2017
October 1, 2016 to January 16, 2017
June 29, 2016 to December 31, 2017