About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

You’ve seen these odd-shaped metal posts on the streets in Petworth and around DC, even if you didn’t know what they were. Almost all are painted and some, like the ones in Mt. Pleasant, have been converted to miniature art installations. (There’s one on 16th Street that has tennis balls stuffed inside.)

So what are they?

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A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. 75 years after the Gallery’s opening, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss its history and legacy on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th Street NW).

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