Douglass-Myers Museum’s Bearman Gallery | Resilience Unveiled

By Editorial Team on September 11, 2023

Sun, September 17 2023 — Sun, October 29 2023

Manumitted by Keiona Clark

Resilience Unveiled on view September 17 – October 29, 2023
Douglass-Myers Museum | Bearman Gallery | 1417 Thames St. | Baltimore, MD 21231

Kibibi Ajanku welcomes The Black Art Today Foundation into the Bearman Gallery of the Douglass-Myers Museum as Guest Curators for Resilience Unveiled.

“Resilience Unveiled,” is an art exhibit that explores the profound connections between Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the principle of Kujichagulia. Through a captivating visual narrative, this exhibition seeks to shed light on the extraordinary lives and enduring legacies of these remarkable individuals, while celebrating the power of self-determination and collective liberation.

Through the visual language of art, this exhibition aims to forge meaningful connections between Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers, two extraordinary individuals. It invites viewers to reflect on the resilience, determination, and unyielding spirit that enabled Douglass and Myers to overcome insurmountable challenges and make lasting contributions to the struggle for freedom and justice.

By intertwining their narratives with the principle of Kujichagulia, we seek to illuminate the universal aspirations for self-determination, both on an individual and collective level. Through the diverse artistic expressions displayed here, we hope to inspire a deeper understanding of the power of resilience, unity, and the pursuit of liberation.

“Resilience Unveiled” invites you to embark on a journey of exploration, celebration, and reflection. As you engage with the artworks presented, may you be inspired to embrace your own agency, honor the legacy of Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers, and reaffirm the timeless principle of Kujichagulia in your own life and community.”

Join us at the opening reception on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 4-6PM, as we celebrate the interplay of history, art, and the indomitable human spirit in forging a future that embraces freedom, justice, and self-determination for all.

Featured Artists: Marie Antoinette, Tanya Bracey, Bryane Broadie, Larry Poncho Brown, Karen Y. Buster, Anita Henley Carrington, David W.M. Cassidy, Keiona Clark, Thomas E, Dade, Marilyn Gates-Davis, DionJa’Y, Jay Durrah, Emery Franklin, Brayden Green, Vanessa Chappell-Lee, Erasto Curtis Matthews, James Murphy Jr, Qrcky, Alma Roberts, Yemonja Smalls, Harriet Smith, K Starks, Shirlene Thomas, Luis Del Valle, Luther Wright

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Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, 1-October 12-4PM
  • Sunday, 8- October 12-4PM
  • Sunday, 15 October 12-4PM
  • Sunday, 22 October 12-4PM
  • Sunday, 29 October 12-4PM