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In honor of Black history month The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum will be hosting an exhibition entitled Baltimore “MASTERS” Art of the Ancestors, a salute to historical Baltimore African-American visual artists. Baltimore has a rich legacy of visual artists who all have joined the ancestors circle. Their contributions are the very fabric of Baltimore City. Many of these artists acquired national and international acclaim, yet often have mostly gone unrecognized within the art community. Only a few Local galleries have validated their contributions, and most local institutions have yet to acknowledge their contributions. This will be a rare gathering of visionary and dynamic creators who utilized art to heal, uplift, and empower. Baltimore “MASTERS” Art of the Ancestors will feature the visual artists that historically represent the Baltimore African American art scene. The Exhibition is the first of its kind to recognize this legacy of artists, activists, and entrepreneurs that were the very fabric of the inner city. Over 15 visual artists will be represented in this landmark exhibition including the likes of Elizabeth Talford Scott, Cary Beth Cryor, Thomas Stockett, Larry O. Brown, Sr., William Joyner, Larry Scott, Cornell Barnes, Robert O. Torrence, Tom Miller, Pontella Mason, O'neill Hammond, Leroy “Miki” Jones, Luke Shaw, Carl Clark, and Chenal Alford to name a few.