Students, staff, faculty visit Reginald F. Lewis Museum for Johns Hopkins Day

More than 500 Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and their guests visited Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday for the second annual Johns Hopkins Day

The event, part of Johns Hopkins' celebration of Black History Month, included free admission to members of the Hopkins community, who were invited to view the museum's three permanent collections, traveling exhibitions including Freedom: Emancipation Quilted and Stitched and Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans, and a juried high school art show.

The museum, which was endowed in 2002 by Baltimore-born lawyer and businessman Reginald Lewis, examines the history of African-Americans in the U.S. and in Maryland. The permanent collections on display explore the stories of families and communities torn apart by the slave trade, the legacy of exploitation and slave labor used to build America, and the lasting contributions of African-Americans to art, culture, and education.

The event was made possible through a grant from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.