After much success and attention from the press for the Henderson exhibit at MdHS, I’m happy to announce that the Paul Henderson exhibition will soon be traveling throughout Maryland. The first stop will be Baltimore City Hall (100 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202).
The original 26 photographs plus an additional 20 will be on display in the rotunda of City Hall. The exhibit will open June 5 and viewing times are Monday through Friday, 9a to 5p. (Photo ID is required for entry.) The larger exhibit also features a new title, Paul Henderson: Maryland’s Civil Rights Era in Photographs, ca. 1940-1960, as the traveling exhibit explores other areas in Maryland and not exclusively Baltimore. The exhibit was curated by the author of this blog, Jennifer A. Ferretti, as well as Joe Tropea, MdHS’s Digital Projects Coordinator.
The traveling exhibit represents our continuing attempt to identify people and locations in Henderson’s photographs. A majority of the exhibit labels contain a QR code for the images of unknown people and places. After smartphone users scan the barcode, they are taken to an online identification form where they can type information they may know about the photographs. Similar to the original exhibition, some labels with QR codes take the visitor to more photographs on this blog.
If you are interested in speaking with someone about bringing the Henderson Collection to a venue near you, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.