Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts

February 3, 2003 – August 31, 2003

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC

Anacostia Collects Gallery Floor Plan

This exhibition explores the history of communities created by runaway slaves, also known as maroons, in South America and the Caribbean. Sixty-five paintings, wood carvings, photographs, and objects used in worship ceremonies tell the story of a rich African-based culture that still exists in the rain forests and the isolated villages of Suriname, in northeastern South America.

Also included are several of Janina Rubinowitz's paintings.