Theme and Special Exhibition Tours

Heritage (Grades: 3-12)
Experience the rich, cultural heritage of Maryland’s African American community. See how African Americans established and influenced social organizations, work traditions and artistic customs.
 
Paths to Freedom (Grades: 4-12)
What was the institution of slavery like for the African American community in Maryland? Explore the story of slavery through the eyes of enslaved and free blacks from Maryland’s colonial past through the end of the Civil War. 
 
The Fight for Justice (Grades: 4-12)
Examine the contributions made by Maryland African Americans in the battle for social justice in the civil rights movement. Investigate self-help methods used by the African American community to dissolve segregation.
 
 
Programs Related to Exhibitions
 
Exhibition tours can be paired with a studio art experience or workshop. School groups can have a hands-on art activity in conjunction with tours of our special exhibitions:
 
Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist (November 10, 2018 - March 3, 2019)
Linda Day Clark: Photography of Gee’s Bend Quilters (March 21, 2019- July 14, 2019).  
Grades: K-12
 
Middle School and High School groups are invited to tour Hateful Things (August 30, 2018- October 14, 2018) to examine racist artifacts along with a post conversation on racial stereotypes with educator Dr. LaMarr Shields (September 27, October 3 and October 9). See Teachers Resource for related professional development programs
 
Admission: $4/ student for a tour; $6/ student with studio art activity
Bearden Tour Admission: $2/ student; $4 /Student with studio art activity for Maryland Non- Title I schools.  Free for Maryland Title I schools.