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Opening Reception: A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia
May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0Free
Join Dumbarton House for the opening of multi-media artist, Curtis Woody’s A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia. His exhibit opens in conjunction with two other exhibitions, 100 DOLLARS REWARD. and The Exchange 2018/2, that explore the history of slavery in Georgetown. The evening will also include performing artists, who explore issues of race and gender. Tour the museum, explore art, and enjoy wine and cheese.
About the exhibit: For the exhibition, A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia, Maryland-based artist Woody has created work specifically for Dumbarton House to reflect upon the experience of slavery in Washington, D.C., at this particular time in history. According to the artist, he seeks to “draw inspiration from historical connections that link individuals, families, generations, and communities.”
His work and the exhibition serve as a companion to a historical timeline and narrative gathered by Dumbarton House scholars from other sources including census records, Dumbarton House archives, period maps, church archives and neighboring museum archives, including Tudor Place, the Octagon House, and the White House Historical Society.