Join us for the opening weekend of Nine Artists | Nine Months | Nine Perspectives!
OPENING ARTIST RECEPTION
Join many of artists for an opening event - complete with a DJ! - on Saturday, July 24 evening from 6:00-9:00p.
P.S. Members get an online sneak preview on Friday, July 23. Not a member? Annual memberships start at $50. Join today!
Masks remain required to enter Pyramid Atlantic. Hand sanitizer is available as are our bathrooms, so keep your hands clean! If you feel sick, STAY HOME. Your time in the gallery will be limited to your ticketed slot to maintain appropriate social distancing.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Nine Artists | Nine Months | Nine Perspectives
Birth of 2020 Visions
July 24-August 29, 2021
Featuring: Adjoa J. Burrowes, Julee Dickerson-Thompson, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Michele Godwin, Francine Haskins, Pamela Harris Lawton,Gloria Patton, Gail Shaw-Clemons and Kamala Subramanian
This exhibition presents the conception, gestation, and birth of Project 2020, a collaborative artists’ books project nine Black women artists were compelled to create to transcend and transform the traumatic events of the year 2020—one of the most tumultuous in the last 100 years. Their responses, perspectives, and reflections were inspired by the continuous struggle for justice for BIPOC bodies, the effect of COVD-19 on the health and social welfare of marginalized people, the lack of response from the federal government, and the synergies created by socio-political grassroots movements like BLM and the election of the nation’s first BIPOC woman vice president. Artmaking became a transgressive act—their artivism, documenting their perspective and vision as mature Black women artists.
ADDITIONAL VIEWING DETAILS
Online Gallery Opens Saturday, July 24
Regular Gallery Hours begin July 28 (no appointment needed)
Wednesday - Thursday from 10am - 8pm
Friday-Saturday from 10am - 6pm
Sunday from 12 - 5pm
This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland State Arts Council, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.
Image artwork by Francine Haskins