Best Community Curation: “BMORE Than the Story” at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Baltimore City Paper “Best of Baltimore” Published September 14, 2016
“Baltimore’s museums generally feature exhibitions organized by professional curators, but in the aftermath of the uprising following the murder of Freddie Gray, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum opened up its exhibit space to students from Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts. The students curated a response to the ugly media narrative about their lives that the press put out in April 2015. Working with UMD students, the result was “BMORE Than the Story,” which highlighted stories from students about their experiences with surveillance, police brutality, and civic deprivation. The show was a powerful challenge to the carceral logics of their schools and neighborhoods that resonated far beyond the museum walls.”
From the Catalog Text: An exchibit collaboration between visual and performing arts students from Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School and graphic design students from the University of Maryland College Park.
The exhibition ran April 16, 2016 – September 4, 2016
This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, PNC Bank, and the University of Maryland, among others.
Reginald F Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt St., lewismuseum.org