View several of the museum’s new acquisitions. The vast majority of the 40 plus objects are on display for the first time, such as a signed photograph of Frederick Douglass and a first edition of his autobiography. This is the institution's first show that is comprised wholly of objects from the collection.
This innovative video installation probes black men as they ask and answer provocative questions to each other such as, “Why am I a traitor for dating outside of my race?” “What’s your greatest fear?” The videos were collected from 150 men in 12 U.S. cities, then woven together to simulate a real-time conversation covering themes of family, love, education, violence, and more. The vulnerability and generosity of the men produces complex and authentic images of black men rarely seen in American media. The viewer also gets a window into the complex and often unspoken dialogue among African American men and offers new possibilities for witnessing our common humanity.
Each component in this exhibition is designed to showcase the experiences of students living in Baltimore before, during, and after the Baltimore Uprising of 2015. It will also address issues, such as constant police surveillance, that have plagued the Baltimore community. BMORE Than the Story is giving Baltimore youth a chance to tell their side of the story. The exhibition is a collaboration between students at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of the Visual Arts and University of Maryland College Park.
KKK - Kin Killin’ Kin - is a powerful and thought- provoking series of images that portray youth in urban settings in stylized klan garb that mirrors modern hip hop clothing trends. Pate’s powerful images are a call-to-action against gun violence.