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DC & Me: Community Stories from Penn Quarter

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Dates Wed, May 17 - Mon, Sep 9, 2024

Venue Multiple locations in Washington, DC

Tickets Free

Come hear stories from and see art created by the Penn Quarter community as part of DC & Me. This interactive sculptural installation will be on display at the Folger (May 17 – June 26), the National Building Museum (June 27 – July 25), and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (July 26 – September 9).

About DC & Me

Developed by Folger Artist-in-Residence Katherine Harroff, DC & Me is the first part of the three-part DC Amplified project which seeks to gather and uplift community stories within Washington, DC. In this phase, stories have been gathered through workshops and individual interviews with members of the Anacostia, Mt. Pleasant, and Penn Quarter communities.

These stories will be shared out through interactive sculptural installations across DC featuring visual artistic interpretations of these neighborhoods as well as QR code-accessible short films and an interactive hotline wherein people can listen to community reflections and record their own.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St SE
WashingtonDC 20003

  • May 17 – June 20
    • Available to view during event opening hours; for a list of events please see our calendar
  • June 21 – June 26
    • Sundays: 11am – 6pm*
    • Mondays: Closed
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am – 6pm*
    • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 11am – 9pm*Extended evening hours on performance days.

National Building Museum

401 F St. NW
WashingtonDC 20001
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  • June 27 – July 25
    • Thursday – Monday: 10am-4pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St. NW
WashingtonDC 20001
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  • July 26 – September 9
    • Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am-9:00 pm
    • Friday – Saturday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Special Thanks

Angel Rose Collective, Jason Anderson, Duane Gautier, Honfleur Gallery, National Building Museum, Lost Origins Gallery, Jason Hamacher, Tamainia Davis, John Davis, Gina Francis, Reneesha Francis, the MLK Library Teen Advisory Board, Tenisha Shelly, Malia Brown, Trisha Brown, Michelle Christianson, Jackie Torrance, Natasha Richardson, Kenneth Carroll Sr., Susan James, Leila Kelly, James Monson, Rena Marie, Malik Jeffers and Christian Campo.

DC & Me: Community Stories from Mt. Pleasant

DC & Me: Community Stories from Mt. Pleasant

Come hear stories from and see art created by the Mt. Pleasant community in this multi-media installation.
Wed, Apr 24 - Mon, Sep 9, 2024
Multiple venues
DC & Me: Community Stories from Anacostia

DC & Me: Community Stories from Anacostia

Come hear stories from and see art created by the Anacostia community in this multi-media installation.
Fri, May 10 - Mon, Sep 9, 2024
Multiple venues

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov

 

On display through partnership with the DC Public Library and the National Building Museum.