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CommUNITY ARTSreach Presents: A Black History Presentation

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Feb 11, 2024

2:00 pm 3:00 pm

A drawing of a young boy holding a sign that says
David Ramey (American, 1939-2017), u003cemu003eGainsboro North of Henry Street (Gainsboro Road and Beyond, By David Ramey)u003c/emu003e (detail), 1992, drawing for front cover of u003cemu003eGainsboro Road and Beyondu003c/emu003e (Unpublished C), n.p., ink and colored pencil on paper, Collection of David Ramey, Jr. © All rights reserved

CommUNITY ARTSreach invites you to see how art connects neighbors from past to present through the exhibition, David Ramey: Gainsboro Road and Beyond. Hosted at the Taubman Museum of Art, participants will hear readings from the autobiography of David Ramey by local artist Nadirah Wright and early Gainsboro Family members.

This event is free and welcoming to all.

David Ramey: Gainsboro Road and Beyond is co-organized by the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and the Taubman Museum of Art.

The exhibition is on view and admission is free at both locations through March 30.

Guests are encouraged to visit both museums to experience the more than 200 original drawings and handwritten stories created by late local artist David Ramey, Sr., detailing his beloved Gainsboro, Henry Street, and Northeast Roanoke prior to the impacts of urban renewal.

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