Filmmakers Nadine and Marlene Patterson visited the African American Museum of Philadelphia on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at the first day of operation since the COVID 19 pandemic. Their film ANNA RUSSELL JONES: PRAISESONG FOR A PIONEERING SPIRIT runs on loop in a small room within the exhibition. Visit the exhibit and see the marvelous designs up close, as well as family photos and other memorabilia. For more on the exhibit read this article by Valeria Russ in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The photo below was taken by James Claiborne, Director of Programming.
UPDATE: Join the filmmakers at a screening with two other films about awesome Black Women Artists, click here to register! https://www.scribe.org/events/anna-betty-and-betye-3-women-craft-virtual-screening
Anna, Betty and Betye: 3 Women in Craft – Virtual Screening
THURSDAY AUGUST 12TH @ 7PM VIA Scribe Video Center and the African American Museum of Philadelphia
Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design
May 6 through Sept. 12 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.
Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thu.-Sun., with three timed slots for guests to visit (noon to 1:15 p.m., 1:45 to 3 p.m., and 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.), separated by a half-hour break for cleaning.
Details at 215-574-0380 or aampmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. There will also be self-service kiosks for buying tickets on-site.