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‘The Art of Freedom’ exhibit to open at Black History Museum

1/18/2019, 6 a.m.
“The Art of Freedom,” a new exhibit opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of ...

“The Art of Freedom,” a new exhibit opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, will feature more than 60 works by African-American artists expressing their meaning of freedom.

The works are by 36 artists born or living in Virginia and include pieces in various mediums, including sculptures, acrylics, pastels, photography, jewelry, textiles, woodcuts and pottery.

Among the artists featured are Carren Clarke, Hamilton Glass, Dennis Winston, Yhayha Hargrove, Jay Sharpe and S. Ross Browne.

“The concept of freedom means something different to everyone based on individual life experiences, feelings and attitudes,” said Adele Johnson, executive director of the museum. “This exhibition allows us to see into the minds of the artists and reflect on our own perceptions as we explore different perspectives.”

An opening reception will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

The exhibit runs through May 19 at the museum, 122 W. Leigh St. in Jackson Ward.

Details: Ms. Johnson, (804) 780-9093, or www.blackhistorymuseum.org.