Black history in focus with 2 new exhibits in DC
This undated handout image provided by the National Gallery of Art shows Kerry James Marshall 1995 acrylic and collage on canvas entitled: Our Town, which is part of an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington which is part of an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington focusing on more than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life. (AP Photo/National Gallery of Art)
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life are in focus in two new exhibitions opening in the nation's capital.
The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art opened exhibits Friday, in part to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. declared "I have a dream" in August 1963. One show features the work of contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, while the other follows King's rise to prominence.
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