Closing at 1pm - Friday, December 15th

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Due to weather concerns the Lewis Museum will be closed to the public today starting at 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched

Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched is an exhibition of documentary-style story quilts that celebrate the contributions, lives, and legacies of people of color in Maryland.

Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched

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Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched is an exhibition of documentary-style story quilts that celebrate the contributions, lives, and legacies of people of color in Maryland. The quilts are creations by fabric artist Joan M.E. Gaither, Ph.D. and include several works that consist of community collaborations facilitated by Gaither.

 
The quilts featured in Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched are presented as collective stories connected to a continuing struggle for freedom in our shared greater American story. The work speaks to a place in many communities - telling one’s own story, telling the stories of others, and finally, helping others to find and tell their own stories within the context of one collective story.
 
Runs through February 28, 2018 in our LewisNOW! gallery on the 1st Floor.
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The $Billion Deal, The Lifestyle, The Man - Reginald F. Lewis 75th Birthday Celebration

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Learn the story behind the Billion Dollar Deal that changed history from those that knew Reginald F. Lewis the best. There will be commentary from his business partners, friends and family. Plus key business leaders will also speak on breaking business barriers today.

 

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Access to the Lewis on 11/8 - 11/12

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6th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

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6th Annual African American Children's Book Fair

Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am to 4 pm

Join us for a fun-filled day focused on kids’ literature about African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and art activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village.

Free Event

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Click for a look at last year's book fair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5EPcDockDs&feature=youtu.be

 

 

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Sundays @ 2 Film: Body and Soul: An American Bridge

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Sundays @2 Film: Body and Soul: An American Bridge (58 minutes)

Sunday, April 8, 2 pm

Through interviews with historians and music enthusiasts, Body and Soul: An American Bridge examines the fascinating history of this timeless jazz song’s and illustrates the complex musical interplay between Jewish and African-American cultures. Created by Jewish composer Johnny Green in 1929, the song was introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer, Libby Holman, and ushered into the jazz canon by Louis Armstrong. A post discussion with music enthusiasts will follow. In partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2018.

Film Trailer Link-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY_dBdViaHw

 

Free with Museum Admission

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Sundays @ 2 Films: Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Black Colleges and Universities with Post Discussion (Premier Screening)

Sunday, February 18, 2pm

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. A post conversation with co-film producer Stacey Holman will follow.  Holman’s portfolio includes working as Line Producer for the Peabody Award-winning Freedom Summer and Associate Producer for the Emmy Award-winning Freedom Riders and Jesse Owens.

 In conjunction with PBS series "Independent Lens" Indie Lens Pop-Up. Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.

Free Event

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Film Trailer Link  https://vimeo.com/200060353

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200th Anniversary Celebration - Frederick Douglass Day @ the Lewis

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200th Anniversary Celebration

Frederick Douglass Day @ the Lewis Museum

Saturday, February 10, Noon to 4 pm

Celebrate the 200th birthday of Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with an array of activities honoring this iconic statesman. John Stauffer, a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University will present a lecture on Frederick Douglass’ America. Other activities will include readings of Douglass’s speeches by living history re-enactors and a children’s art and story hour with illustrator London Ladd on his recent book, Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass.  

Included with Museum Admission.

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Author Talks @ the Lewis: "Cooking Gene" with Michael Twitty

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Author Talks @ the Lewis: Cooking Gene with Michael Twitty

Saturday, January 27, 1 pm

 Discover the cooking legacy and ancestral roots of African American cuisine with food historian Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. This illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture traces his ancestry through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. A food sampling of African American cookery and book signing will follow.

Included with Museum Admission.

ClICK HERE for Book Trailer

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