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James E. Lewis Museum of Art | Baltimore, MD

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Carved doors by Nigerian artist Lamidi Fakeye. Photo courtesy of James E. Lewis Museum of Art

Established in 1951 and renamed in 1990 after its founder, the James E. Lewis Museum of Art (JELMA) brings to life the vision of this artist and former Morgan State professor. Located in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, the museum is a multicultural platform of works by emerging and established artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international recognition. With a collection of over 4,000 pieces of art, the museum presents art from antiquity to contemporary times, including 19th- and 20th-century American, European and traditional African art. The museum also displays the art of Morgan State faculty members and students.

121620115wCURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

A Legacy of Excellence: African American Master Artists from the JELMA Collection
February 1 2014 – April 02 2014

The Art of Kine Aw: Contemporary Perspectives
June 21st, 2014 – September 17th, 2014

Ed Towles: Black Enterprise and Art
October 16th, 2014 – December 14th, 2014

Afro-Latino Art: Jesús Desangles & Miguel Gomez
February 2015 -March 2015

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James E. Lewis Museum of ArtApril 24, 2014 2:22 am
Join us for a talk this Saturday!
Legends and Legacy Talk: "Fond Memories" by Robert Houston, photographer

Saturday April 25- 4:00pm -5:30pm

Mr. Houston will share some dear memories about the events and personalities he photographed for more than 50 years. He will share photographs and discuss the people who influenced him and those whom he influenced throughout his exceptional career.

All welcomed

Light refreshments served
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art
James E. Lewis Museum of ArtMarch 10, 2014 4:35 pm
Join us for our Brown Bag Series! Wednesday 03/19 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Dr. John Murungi, Philosophy Department, Towson University

Our Arts: Tracings of Harlem Renaissance

Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance and its importance in African American visual arts and literary arts. Is the Harlem Renaissance a relic of the past that is exclusively a subject matter for historians or is it still a vital force that ought to animate us?
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art
James E. Lewis Museum of ArtFebruary 5, 2014 6:44 pm
The next Collectors' Circle meeting is scheduled on Saturday, February 8th from 2:30PM until 4:30PM.

It will immediately be followed by an opening reception for our new exhibition "African American Master Artists from the James E. Lewis Museum Collection". There will also be an opening reception for " Sting Theory", the work of fiber artist Diana Spencer at the WEAA Art Gallery, 4-8 pm. We hope you can attend both exhibits.
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art
James E. Lewis Museum of ArtJanuary 28, 2014 3:23 am
New exhibit! February 1 2014 - April 02 2014
Opening reception: Saturday February 8th
from 4:30 to 6:30pm

A Legacy of Excellence: African American Master Artists from the JELMA Collection
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art
James E. Lewis Museum of ArtJanuary 19, 2014 2:02 am
Stay tuned for our upcoming exhibition!

February 1 2014 - April 02 2014
Opening reception: Saturday February 8th
from 4:30 to 6:30pm

A Legacy of Excellence: African American Master Artists from the JELMA Collection
http://jelmamuseum.org/index.html
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art
Murphy Fine Arts Center
Morgan State University
1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251
Phone: 443-885-3030
Website: www.murphyfineartscenter.org
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