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Bearman Gallery

Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Museum  Baltimore, MD

Kibibi Ajanku, Curator

Kibibi has continued her journey as an artist through her work as a curator, by creating new and innovative ways to present the past, present, and future of the Black diaspora. She uses this same lens to curate arts-based equity, diversity, and inclusion programming through her work as an educator within universities and arts organizations throughout Baltimore. Kibibi Ajanku’s work has and continues to uplift and empower Black artists and increase intercultural understanding within the city of Baltimore and around the world.

February-March 2023

The Village Of African-American Doll ARTISTS

April-June 2023

Rubber Glove Blues



The Bounce Back

A Story Of Indigo Resilience


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July-August 2023

Guy Jones


Guy Jones, a native of Baltimore City, graduated from Baltimore City College High School and earned a BS degree from Morgan State College. He then earned an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art as the first African American to graduate from the Hoffberger School of Painting. Mr. Jones accepted a scholarship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. While currently teaching art at
Morgan State University, Guy Jones studies painting at The Schuler Atelier. He has painted as a muralist for Baltimore's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, was gallery coordinator of Eubie Blake Gallery 409, and an artist for the Fish Out of Water Project. His work has been exhibited at the Prettyman Studio Gallery, Brown University, Pace University, the Reston Black Art Festival, the James E. Lewis Museum of Art, the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, to name a few.

September-October 2023



"Resilience Unveiled" is an art exhibition embodied as a group show. It explores the profound connections between Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the principle of Kujichagulia. Through a captivating visual narrative, this exhibition seeks to shed light on the extraordinary lives and enduring legacies of these remarkable individuals, while celebrating the power of self-determination and collective liberation.


Featured Artists: Marie Antoinette, Tanya Bracey, Bryane Broadie, Larry Poncho Brown, Karen Y. Buster, Anita Henley Carrington, David W.M. Cassidy, Keiona Clark, Thomas E, Dade, Marilyn Gates-Davis, DionJa’Y, Jay Durrah, Emery Franklin, Erasto, Brayden Green, Vanessa Chappell-Lee, James Murphy Jr, Qrcky, Alma Roberts, Yemonja Smalls, Harriet Smith, K Starks, Shirlene Thomas, Luis Del Valle, Luther Wright

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November-December 2023

The Art Of Poncho

Protégés: 20 Mentees Opening Reception on Sunday, November 5, 2023, 4pm - 6pm, at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum-Herbert  Bearman Gallery, in historic Fells Point, 1417 Thames Street,  Baltimore, Maryland 21231. An exhibition of 20 professional artists all mentored by renowned artist Larry Poncho Brown. See the amazing artwork of artists  Laura Benson Tanya Bracey, Karen Buster, Maurice Moe Bradford, Odifiyo Evans, Ofori Kessie, Thomas E. Lockhart, III, Aaron Maybin, Linda Mose Meadows James Murphy, Jr., DionJa'Y, Tommy Roberts, Tiffani Sahara, Wendell Supreme Shannon , Dr. Yemonja Smalls, Marcel Stewart, Lloyd Gregory Wade, Randy Walters, Richard Wilson and Reigna Wren #blackwomancurator #bearmangallery#frederickdouglassisaacmyersmuseum #livingclassrooms #kibibiajanku #ajankuartstudio

January-February 2024

Aaron maybin

Diary Of A Mad Back Man

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