Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World

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Ruth Starr Rose, Anna May Moaney,1930, oil on Masonite

Ruth Starr Rose, Anna May Moaney, 1930, oil on Masonite.

January 11 – February 26

Opening Reception: January 15  from 3 to 5 p.m.

This first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and lithographs by Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) offers a rare glimpse into the lives and spiritual world of rural African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An Art Students League artist, Rose portrays crab pickers, sailmakers, and soldiers, as well as gospel song illustrations, with a dignity and compassion that expresses her deep love for the residents of the Talbot County towns of Copperville and Unionville.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Helena Foundation.

“Ruth Starr Rose” was developed and organized for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture by Guest Curator Barbara Paca, PhD; Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.