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Documented: The Community Blackboard


  • Brentwood Arts Exchange 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722 (map)

Exhibit: Jan 14 - March 9 / Open Monday - Friday: 10 am-7 pm, Saturday: 10 am-4 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 5-8 pm; Interactive Artist Talk: Saturday, February 23, 2-4 pm

Installation / Muriel Hasbun

Installation / Muriel Hasbun

Documented: The Community Blackboard was a site-specific space created by artist and educator Muriel Hasbun for the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C. (2006). The experience is now taking place at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, which is nestled amongst a vibrant community of immigrants from all over the globe. The interactive piece is community-based, and as such, is continually transformed by its participants, which are invited to write their own story of migration and post their family photos onto the gallery walls.  A collage-like bilingual sound piece, streaming into the space, weave together Hasbun's own reflections on migration as gathered from oral testimonies and other aural impressions recorded in El Salvador, as well as from excerpts of poems that she wrote when she first came to the U.S. in 1980.

Earlier Event: January 14
Sculpture Now 2019
Later Event: January 14
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week