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The Lewis Museum has a rotating schedule of special exhibitions that focus on the artistic representation of history and culture in the African American community. Art in its many forms has been used to tell the story of both the struggles and the triumphs of African Americans.

Have an authentic experience in our galleries and experience history through art.

Current Exhibitions

Make Good Trouble: Marching for Change

Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake

Past Exhibitions

Elizabeth Catlett: Artists As Activist

EMPOWERED!: Black Action Figures, Superheroes & Collectibles

Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs

Roland Freeman’s Arabbers: Life in Baltimore Streets

Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist

Black Women: Image & Perception

Hateful Things

Reflections of Baltimore

Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans

Maryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence