Brown Girl Museum Blog

A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, & Coworkers

The American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) LGBTQ Alliance and the Task Force for Transgender Inclusion offered us a sneak peak of their latest endeavor, a toolkit on gender transition and transgender inclusion in the museum workplace. We are super excited to learn of such a resource that is so in-depth; offering insight for institution-wide practices, […]

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Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive

What is the value of care in librarianship? How are libraries defining and supporting their communities? In collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library at the NOMA Fab Lab Pop-Up, we explored the ways libraries are integral to the community and cultural ecosystems, and the current challenges with maintaining accessibility to their local communities. […]

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a body of work: artist talks + tours (Transformer)

In our latest project, we’re exploring “Citation & Memory,” through art, community and dialogue. In our second installment, we hosted tours through Transformer‘s exhibition, “E15: A Body to Follow.” Highlighting the practices of citation and memory in the exhibit, the tours offered a fresh perspective on textile and fiber arts. Often secluded to the realm of craft and […]

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Check us out in xoNecole!

Ravon and I are super excited to share an interview we did with Jamee A. Swift of xoNecole! We loved the questions she posed, and getting to share our mission with an even wider audience.

Jamee wrote, “Although BGMB is only three years old, the organization has quickly become a go-to scholarly, professional, and community hub for the artistic curiosities, liberatory messages, progressive imaginations and praxis, and feminist entanglements of women of color artists across borders and boundaries.”

Please go check out the final interview at the link above, or keep reading here for more content from our conversation.

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Bad Brujas Only: Presenting at the 2018 Digital Humanities Conference

In June, Ravon and I headed to Mexico City to present a new project at the 2018 Digital Humanities Conference! We had an amazing time talking about the future of digital humanities work with everyone we met, and during our poster session, described our newest work, titled, Bad Brujas Only: Digital Presence, Embodied Protest, and Online Witchcraft. 

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Vote for Us in the BEACON Grant Program Community Voting Round!

With the launch of our project, Brown Art Ink, BGMB is excited to recognize and support women artists, culture workers, and communities of color throughout the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area, through programming, cultivating dialogue, and providing funding. We recently applied for the BEACON Grant Program, an organization to support women-founders, and made it to the community […]

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Brown Girls On the Radio

Brown Girls On the Radio

Just when you thought we couldn’t get any more cross-platform, we found a new medium to dip our toes into! Last week, Ravon and I were featured on the Maryland Humanities Podcast, and aired on WYPR  Baltimore. Check out our episode, in which we discuss our mission to advocate for inclusion in cultural institutions.

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How I Got Over (Review)

How I Got over (January 13-February 24) by Adrienne Gaither is the latest exhibition showing at DC’s Transformer art space. I didn’t plan to write a blog post, but I was inspired by the artist talk with artist Adrienne Gaither, for Transformers 15th annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition. The show is described as follows: How […]

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MAKING SPACE FOR OURSELVES – BLACK WOMEN AND THE POWER OF ART+COMMUNITY

This interview was originally printed at DIRT, an independent platform and resource for accessible critical arts discourse within the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area.   On October 7th, the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) will host Rated PG: Black Arts Festival, a festival to showcase local black women-identified artists and the […]

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Artechouse: Curating for the Digital Future of Museums (Review)

The newest art org to join the fray of contemporary arts spaces across the landscape of the District occupies particularly odd territory, previously solely utilized by uninviting office space. Artechouse, a new arts space opened in Washington, D.C. in June, and recently presented “Spirit of Autumn” (October 1 – November 5). It was the follow-up […]

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