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Ruth Starr Rose: African American Maritime Life on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay


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The Banneker-Douglass Museum’s new temporary exhibition, will feature the works of art created by artist Ruth Starr Rose (1887–1965). This exhibition focuses on Rose’s role in depicting black life on the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the collection of drawings, lithographs, paintings, and fresco work, this exhibition will include interpretive panels of the art, as well as oral histories/interpretive panels of African American people in their 80’s and 90’s, recollecting their involvement in trades including sail making, crab picking, decoy carving, and various waterman occupations.

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