The Reginald F. Lewis Museum tells stories of perseverance, triumph and celebration. In keeping with our mission, we collect, preserve, interpret, document and exhibit the rich contributions of African American Marylanders.

Through our extensive permanent collection and exhibition galleries, the museum brings Maryland to the world. Through groundbreaking special exhibitions on a wide range of historical and contemporary subjects, the museum brings the world to Maryland.

Permanent Exhibitions

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum's permanent exhibition introduces Maryland’s African American heritage via three galleries. Take the journey...

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Special Exhibitions

The museum's changing, special exhibition galleries introduce visitors to stories within and outside of Maryland that provide enhanced learning opportunities about African American and African diaspora experiences. These exhibitions emphasize historical, cultural, social and artistic contributions, providing a broader context for the lives of African American Marylanders explored in the permanent exhibition.


Birdseye view of Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists

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