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Legacy: Civil Rights at 60

Legacy: Civil Rights at 60

FY 2024 Juried Exhibition Grant Exhibition
January 12 - March 1
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm
200 I (Eye) Street Gallery SE

Join the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Legacy: Civil Rights At 60. This juried exhibition explores how DC artists have been influenced by this landmark legislation, which aimed to prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. By visually depicting the material, personal, and direct-action work of the past 60 years, this exhibition is a call to continue pursuing equity and social justice both locally and nationally.

The gallery is free and open to the public
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm

Capturing the Movement: DC Artists in Conversation
Thursday, February 8, from 6 - 8 pm

Legacy: Civil Rights at 60 | Closing Reception
Friday, March 1,  6 - 8 pm


Installed in the gallery are the works of:

Ann Bouie, Anna U Davis, Antarah Crawley, Anthony Le, Antonia Tricarico, Ashley Jaye William, Bridget Hunnicutt, Connor Czora, Cooper Joslin, Darlene Taylor, Denise Wright, Esther Iverem, Gail Rebhan, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Imar Hutchins, Julio Valdez, Kandace Davis, Karen Ruckman, Kofi Tyus, Lauren Emeritz, Mark Kelner, Mary Belcher, Michael Janis, Paula Stern, Rickie Dean, Roderick Turner, and Sally Canzoneri

View Legacy: Civil Rights At 60 in our virtual gallery
Legacy: Civil Rights at 60 Virtual Gallery

Listen to Local Stories of Protest from our Story Booth partnership with Humanities DC's Oral History Collaborative
Legacy: Civil Rights at 60 Story Booth

Learn more about the Civil Rights Act and its legacy
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