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Ongoing Activities

Friday, January 3-Monday, February 24 (Open Daily)
Reception: Sunday, February 9, 2-4 pm
Direct Current: A Multi-Media Exploration of Black Life within Prince George's County
The exhibition depicts the rich, complex story of life in Prince George’s County through works by artists 18 & older. Featured artists combine mixed and/or multimedia techniques to stretch the limits of their media and present thoughtful, innovative works of art.
Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708
301-377-7800; TTY 301-490-2329 

Thursday, January 9-Friday, February 28
Artist Meet & Greet: Thursday, January 9, 7-9 pm 
Artistic Visions: Christian Nesbitt
During the months of January and February, Artistic Visions welcomes design artist and illustrator Christian Nesbitt of Bowie. Join us for a meet and greet with the artist and enjoy viewing his artwork, which depicts African American history.
All ages; FREE
Huntington Community Center 
13022 8th Street, Bowie 20720
301-464-3725; TTY 301-218-6768 

Exhibit: Sunday, February 2-Friday, March 7
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 2, 2-4 pm 
Black History Month Opening Exhibit and Reception 
View this year’s exhibition, Celebrating Civil Rights Milestones: From Emancipation to Administration in Prince George’s County, 1864-1994, which examines selected national events, and profiles state and local outcomes including the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the election of Prince George’s County’s first African American county executive. Discover how these events and others permanently changed social, educational and political life for African Americans in Prince George’s County. At the opening reception, see the unveiling of the 2014 Black History Month Poster designed by art students from Suitland High School. 
All ages; FREE
Harmony Hall Regional Center 
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington 20744
301-203-6070; TTY 301-203-3803 

Exhibit: Monday, January 13-Saturday, March 8 (Open Daily)
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 5:30-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 22, 2 pm 
The Commentary: Bill Harris 
Perhaps best known as a printmaker, Bill Harris is also an accomplished wood turner that brings the two processes together in masterful wall-mounted sculptures that contrast exacting technical precision with vibrant color in complex, dynamic form. With references to flight as freedom, as well as bullets, arrows, African masks and military-style medals, they speak about our community, history and the ups and downs of social struggle. 
All ages; FREE
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood 20722
301-277-2863; TTY 301-446-6802 

Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 12 noon-2 pm 
Midday Matinee 
Enjoy watching a collection of documentaries and speeches on civil rights milestones including works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights advocates. 
Ages 17 & up; FREE
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785
301-583-2582; TTY 301-583-2483 

Fridays, February 7, 14 & 28, 1 pm & 3 pm 
Enslaved Women of Darnall’s Chance Tours 
Join us for a tour that focuses on the 18th century African American women who lived and worked at Darnall’s Chance with a special emphasis on the Bentley Family of Upper Marlborough. Reservations required for groups of 7 or more. 
All ages; FREE 
Darnall’s Chance House Museum
14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro 20772
301-952-8010; TTY 301-699-2544 

Opening: Sunday, February 23, 2-4 pm 
Exhibit: Sunday, February 23-Friday, February 28 7 am-9 pm (Open Daily)
Changing the Face of a County: The Wayne K. Curry Story 
Learn about the history of the first elected African American County Executive in Prince George’s County. Enjoy an exhibit that will be displayed from February 23-28, 7 am-9 pm daily. 
All ages; FREE 
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex 
7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington 20744 
301-749-4160; TTY 301-203-6030


Explore the 2014 Black History
Exhibit Catalog
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