The Power of an Image: Artist Talk w/ Devin Allen


Artist Talk with Devin Allen and Fellow Activists at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Special program held in conjunction with new exhibition

Devin Allen: Awakenings, In a New Light”


WHAT: The Power of an Image: The Voice of a Community


Meet Devin Allen, the photographer whose photographs of the Baltimore protests went viral and ultimately graced the cover of TIME magazine in May 2015. Allen will describe his experiences as a protester on the ground following the death of Freddie Gray. He will be joined by several peers including activists Kwame Rose and Malacka Reed.


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will dedicate the day to conversation and critical thought to promote positive solutions for uplifting Baltimore. Components include poetry, a DJ spinning music calling for social change, and opportunities to explore Allen’s new exhibit with the artist. An Instagram challenge will be announced with the winner receiving an authographed copy of Allen’s TIME magazine issue.


This program is in conjunction with Allen’s first solo show, Devin Allen: Awakenings, In a New Light, on view July 10 – December 7, 2015 and sponsored by PNC. The exhibition also debuts a new community space inside the museum, Lewis Now.


WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2015, talk begins at 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202


MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Conversation with Devin Allen and fellow activists, interviews with Allen and fellow activists, museum visitors exploring exhibition, other activities including poetry readings and live DJ


COST: General admission is $8. Admission for senior citizens (age 65+), youth (age 7-17), and students (with ID) is $6. Admission for members, children under the age of six, and Maryland Public School teachers is free. Tickets can be purchased at www.lewismuseum.org, by calling 443-263-1875 or in person.


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The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore’s premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland’s African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast’s largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore’s Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443-263-1800or visit www.lewismuseum.org.


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