Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thought-Provoking & Controversial "Hateful Things" Opens @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Hateful Things

WHEN: On View August 30, 2018 through October 14, 2018, Wednesdays - Sundays
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

Contains material culture from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy. In the early 1830s Thomas D. Rice created the antebellum character Jim Crow. "Daddy Rice," as he was called, was a white actor who performed in black face a song-and-dance whose exaggerations popularized racially demeaning minstrel shows.

The name "Jim Crow" came to denote segregation in the 19th century when southern and border states passed Jim Crow laws; legitimizing a racial caste system. This exhibition contains examples of our segregated and racist past. (Left: Laertis Limnidis, The Lynched, 2003)