UPDATE: Banneker-Douglass Museum

“This holiday season, come join us as we continue celebrating ‘The Year of Frederick Douglass’ with programs and events that honor his life and legacy.”
– Chanel Compton, Executive Director
Winter Events
Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kick off your holiday shopping while enjoying live entertainment, a special dance performance from the students at ConneXions Art School in Baltimore, and food and fashion from throughout the African diaspora.
If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please contact Sabriyah Hassan at sabriyah.hassan@maryland.gov.
New Exhibits, Opening Reception
Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show & Songs of A Caged Bird
Saturday, January 12, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Laurence Hurst Anniversary Show
Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) is proud to present theLaurence 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 – BDM’s first Artist-in-Residence.
Songs of the Caged Bird
This dynamic exhibition featuring Maryland based African American artists, 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.
Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service
Monday, January 21, 2019
10:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Banneker-Douglass Museum as we partner with theUniversity of Maryland Black Alumni for a MLK Day of Service. Volunteers will gather at Banneker-Douglass Museum to participate in service efforts to benefit the community.
Banneker-Douglass Museum Tours
Celebrate the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial by learning more about his life and legacy through a guided tour of the Banneker-Douglass Museum.
Click here for more information or to schedule your tour.
Banneker-Douglass Museum Space Rentals
Have an upcoming special event or meeting? Banneker-Douglass Museum is the perfect venue for gatherings, weddings, meetings, and legislative events. Book space for your special occasion today!
Click here for more information on space rentals.
The Banneker-Douglass Museum is a component of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, which is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.

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