Posted on February 20, 2019
On Friday, February 8, 2019, an opening reception for History Through Art– a selection of art created by Baltimore City students that honored Baltimore’s African American Heritage, was held at the Baltimore Visitor Center. The event was organized by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and sponsored by the Visit Baltimore Foundation in honor of Black History Month.
The event included remarks from Baltimore City Public Schools, ConneXions Fine Arts demonstrations, the Brandon Booth choir as well as Papa Dame African Drumming, culminating in a Gallery Walk & Reception.
The exhibition features 32 works of student art and will be available for public display at the Visitor Center for the entire month of February. Participating schools exhibiting student works include Angela Y Davis Leadership Academy, ConneXions Academy, Augusta Fall High School, Poly High School, Western High School, George Washington Elm/Middle, Gwynn Falls Elem, and Highlandtown Elm/Middle.
The Visit Baltimore Foundation is proud to be a part of events such as these which foster a connection between Baltimore area high schools, Baltimore’s rich history, and heritage, and the tourism industry.