From the Harlem Renaissance to mid-century abstraction and turn-of-the-century postmodernism, these works by the 50 artists in the exhibition are testimonies to the lives of African Americans. Family and community are strong themes in the exhibition, as are subjects relating to jazz, the blues, and images of everyday life. The African diaspora and the struggle of African Americans for equality and civil justice are portrayed along with images of hope, inspiration, and joy. 

ARTISTS INCLUDE: Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Jacob Lawrence, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Alma Thomas, David C. Driskell, and more! 

Selected works from the permanent collections of the UMUC Arts Program at the University of Maryland University College and the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland. Organized by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD. Sponsored by Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Holzapfel Investment Group, and anonymous donors. 

WCMFA hours: Tue-Fri, 10-5; Sat, 10-4; Sun, 1-5 PM

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  • Starting Saturday, June 8th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, January 12, 2020 — all day


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740


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