Film & Conversation: Baltimore's Arabbers Through the Artist Lens

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Muralists Megan Lewis & Gaia in front of their mural in the Lewis Arabber gallery.
 
 
Sunday, June 3rd, 2pm

Film & Conversation: Baltimore's Arabbers Through the Artists' Lens

Experience the urban food culture of Baltimore Arabbers with a short film and discussion with artists that capture the Arabbers and the Arabbers themselves. Visitors can tour our newest exhibition "Baltimore's Arabbers: Calls From a City Street."
 
 
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Muralists Megan Lewis & Gaia in front of their mural in the Lewis Arabber gallery.

Opening Reception - "Reflections of Baltimore: Baltimore's Arabbers: Calls From a City Street"

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Join us for our Opening Reception for our latest installation of our Reflections of Baltimore series Baltimore's Arabbers - Calls from a City Street. Meet the artists, take in a real Arabber cart and learn about a piece of culture that is uniquely Baltimore.

This is an interactive and innovative component to our Reflections gallery on our 2nd Floor. We reflect the community ... We reflect you ... Reflections of Baltimore.

Featuring Work From:

Megan Lewis
Andrew "Gaia" Pisacane
Ken Royster
Roland Freeman
M. Holden Warren
 
This is a FREE event.
 
 

 

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Caribbean Heritage Month Program: From Sugar Cane to Cotton: My Jamaican American Transition

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Caribbean Heritage Month Program:
From Sugar Cane to Cotton: My Jamaican American Transition 
June 16,  2pm
From Sugar Cane to Cotton, is a memoir about the life and times of Jamaican born and former Penn State Football player Ricardo Rowe. Ricardo carefully navigated his life's story to tackle tough social issue's like race relations, the need for more diversity in an ever changing world, child abuse etc. He gives his view on the Penn State football scandal from a former player's perspective. He takes a tough look at racism, and how it's effecting our world, and the need for more planned communities, like Columbia Maryland.  This book has a little bit for everybody, sports fans, community leaders, or just someone looking for an enjoyable read.
 
 
Ricardo Rowe was born in Hanover Jamaica, in a place called Phoenix Town. At the age of seven he migrated to Columbia Maryland. Ricardo is now leading grass roots efforts in his home country to install miniature lending libraries  in poor neighborhoods in Jamaica.  A book signing along with Caribbean music and light refreshments will followed.
 
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Dance Showcase - Mirrored Reflections: An Intimate Portrait

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Dance Showcase - Mirrored Reflections: An Intimate Portrait

Saturday, June 23, 2 pm

 

Enjoy dance performances exploring reflections of ourselves in our personal spaces and celebrating iconic figures that impacted our community. Dance performances will be presented by Dance Baltimore and other local dance companies.

 

In conjunction with Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans.

 

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Third Thursday Happy Hour Outdoors with the KERQ Band

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The weather is warm and we are taking the live music and fun outside for the spring/ summer season. Mix with us under the stars while enjoying some of the hottest groups in the area. A whole new vibe for your Third Thursday experience!

Add a bit of luxury to your evening! Take an exclusive late night tour, listen to live music, have a culinary treat and match it up with one of our signature drinks. Third Thursdays offer up an experience unlike any other. The Lewis Museum and WEAA 88.9 presents Third Thursdays.

Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm. 


Performer: KERQ Band

At the Door - Members - $8/ Non-Members - $10

Cash bar and food are available for purchase

VIP Area Available - Contact Sandy Smalls at sandy.smalls@lewismuseum.org

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Gordon Parks Double Feature

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Gordon Parks Double Feature

Sunday, June 10, 12:30 pm to 4pm

 

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (12:30 pm)

(90 minutes) This documentary takes an intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks, a celebrated photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician, and filmmaker. The film traces his life and career from abject poverty in Kansas City, to his unprecedented rise as a top photographer for Vogue, Life, and other magazines. The film also documents his later years as a filmmaker and composer up to 2006, the year of his death.

 

The Learning Tree (2pm)

(107 minutes) Gordon Parks directed this powerful film based on his autobiographical novel about growing up in Kansas-learning about love, fear, violent racial injustice and, during an emotional murder trial, his own capacity for honor.  Ice Cream Sundaes will be served from Taharka Brothers, while supplies last.

 

In conjunction with Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans.

 

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Saturday Fun - Photography Workshop - Wide Angle Youth Media (Ages: 10-14)

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Photography Workshop with Wide Angle Youth Media - Ages 10-14

Saturday, June 9th - 10am - 2pm

Special Fee - $20

Learn photography and put your camera skills to the test in a one day workshop session led by Wide Angle Youth Media.  Youth will explore the photo exhibit, Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans and create their own inspired photos to be curated in a pop up art show at the museum. Community Voices is a program led by Wide Angle Youth Media that provides photography workshops to schools and organizations to generate youth work for display at Baltimore City venues.  Space is limited. The entire registration fee is $20.  To register, please contact terry.taylor@lewismuseum.org.  

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Black Classic Press 40th Anniversary Celebration

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The Lewis is honored to host the 40th Anniversary Celebration for a publishing giant - Black Classic Press. Join us the weekend of May 18th for a reception, book event and the anniversary gala.

Friday, May 18       
6p-11p - Welcome Reception
 
Saturday, May 19   
10a -3p - Book Fair
6p-11p  - Gala

 
Sunday, May 20     
12p-4p - Open House at Black Classic Press 
 

CLICK HERE for more information and tickets.

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Sunday @ 2 Films: Baadasssss

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(109 minutes - R Rated - Contains Nudity) The true story of black film-making legend Melvin Van Peebles energizes with heart, humor and raw attitude under the talents of his son (director and star Mario Van Peebles) on a ride that details the underdog effort to make an empowering black film against all odds.  

In conjunction with Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRAILER

 

RSVP HERE - Let us know you are coming.

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Book & Film Event - The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

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Book Tour & Film Event: The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War
by Jared Brock
 

The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson who overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen throughout his long life. 

In the first major biography of Josiah Henson ever written, The Road to Dawn chronicles Henson's forty-two years spent in bondage and his eventual escape with his wife and four young children, carrying the youngest two on his broken shoulders for 600 miles, eventually settling with his family as a free man across the border in Canada. Once there, Henson rescued 118 more slaves, including his own brother, and purchased land to build what would become one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad, a 500-person freeman settlement called Dawn. Author and film director Jared Brock will screen the short documentary Josiah (39 minutes) followed by a book talk on this Maryland freedom fighter. 
 
A book signing will follow.
 
 
 
 
 
Endorsements for Road to Dawn

“Jared Brock's biography of Josiah Henson is a laudable attempt to piece together the story of a man nearly lost to history and broken by slavery. The Road to Dawn is sure to become required reading in the archives of African American history.”

—Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

 

“Finally, a biography worthy of the man. The Road to Dawn elevates Josiah Henson to his rightful place among important international liberators and frees him from the grip of ‘Uncle Tom.’ Black history, when properly told will transform your life and your thinking."

—Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, PhD author of Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad

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"The Road to Dawn is a deeply moving and inspirational biography of a little-known Underground Railroad hero. Jared Brock does a fabulous job of bringing Josiah Henson to life. A must-read for everyone."

—Janice Wilson, Charles County NAACP President

 

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