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Banneker-Douglass Museum Hosts Winter Events

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) has announced a series of upcoming winter events they will be hosting as the “Year of Frederick Douglass” comes to close. In February, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring 2018 as the “Year of Frederick Douglass,” in celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of the renowned abolitionist and Maryland native.

“The declaration of the ‘Year of Frederick Douglass’ has provided us a unique opportunity to encourage visitors of all ages to learn about Maryland’s deep connection to African American history, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Governor Hogan for recognizing Douglass’ bicentennial year in Maryland,” said Chanel Compton, Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. “Please join Banneker Douglass this winter season as we continue to keep the spirit of Frederick Douglass alive.”

In addition to celebrating and promoting the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, upcoming events will highlight the important work and legacy of other African American icons including Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Benjamin Banneker through education, literacy, art, and expressions of the African American cultural experience. Below is a list of upcoming events at Banneker-Douglass Museum.

Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 4: 00 pm

Kick off your holiday shopping while enjoying live entertainment, a dance performance from the students at ConneXions Art School in Baltimore, and food and fashion from throughout the African diaspora. Click here to register.

New Exhibits, Opening Reception
Saturday, January 12, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show
Banneker-Douglass Museum is proud to present the Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show, guest curated by Laurence Hurst. In celebration of the museum's 35th anniversary, this exhibition features artwork spanning 50 years by Mr. Hurst, who is BDM's first-ever Artist-in-Residence. Click here to register.

Songs of the Caged Bird
This dynamic exhibition features Maryland-based African American artists and is guest curated by Lilian Thomas Burwell. Inspired by “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by the late Maya Angelou, this exhibit urges visitors to reflect on the artistry that springs forth from restriction. Click here to register.

Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum as we partner with the University of Maryland Black Alumni for a MLK Day of Service. Volunteers will gather at the museum to participate in service efforts to benefit the community. Click here to register.

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