James E. Lewis Museum of Art

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.


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


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


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James E. Lewis Museum of ArtApril 29th, 2015 at 5:08pm
Dont miss- the reception is this Thursday!
Student Art Show
April 28, 2015 – May 23, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday April 30, 2015
6:30PM – 8:30PM
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James E. Lewis Museum of ArtApril 7th, 2015 at 10:02pm
This weekend! don't miss Family Festival Fun Day!! here's the schedule of events! http://jelmamuseum.org/programs.html
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James E. Lewis Museum of Art shared Baiyina Abadey's photo.March 28th, 2015 at 12:38am
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James E. Lewis Museum of ArtMarch 11th, 2015 at 4:15pm
Thursday, March 12th 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Women’s Convocation Panel "Women in the Diaspora”: A Cultural Perspective Moderator: Marta Pola Panelists: Januwa Moja, Caridad Nussa-Morales, Navasha Daya, and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Turpin Lamb Theatre – Murphy Fine Arts Center In this engaging panel, internationally acclaimed women artists, scholars, film director, and cultural anthropologist will share their perspectives on questions of African diasporic culture and identity. Marta Pola (moderator), Gloria Rolando, Caridad Nussa-Morales, Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Navasha Daya, Januwa Moja. http://jelmamuseum.org/programs.html
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James E. Lewis Museum of ArtFebruary 26th, 2015 at 6:58pm
Saturday, Feb. 28th 2:00 PM -6:00 PM Cuban Film Festival: Featuring (3) Films:
With or Without Fidel, 2007
WHEN THE SPIRIT DANCE MAMBO, 2002 http://www.jelmamuseum.org/programs.html
Suggested donation $5
This film festival is a part of the “Living” Exhibition wherein the art works of Januwa Moja and Uzikee Nelson are featured, at Morgan State University, James E. Lewis Museum of Art. It will be very informative and thought provoking. Dr. Koko Selassie, Moderator Murphy Fine Arts Center James E. Lewis Museum of Art 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251 (443) 885-3306 (office
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