Catonsville 9 Exhibition Opening Reception & Film Screening

May 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society
201 W Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Julia Nadeau
410-685-3750 ext. 386

Join us on May 12 for the opening of the exhibit Activism & Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Year Later, as well as a screening of Lynne Sachs’ documentary Investigation of Flame and a dynamic discussion with film directors, Joe Tropea and Lynne Sachs. Light refreshments will be served following the screening.

Activism & Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Year Later is an exhibit that will examine one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. On May 17, 1968 nine Catholics entered the Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, destroyed draft files in protest of the Vietnam War, and waited peacefully to be arrested. Utilizing the artwork of Catonsville Nine participant Tom Lewis, as well as historic photographs and materials, video from the award-winning 2013 documentary Hit & Stay, and other materials, this exhibit will explore their motivations, consider the consequences of their action, and contextualize this protest in our present turbulent political climate.

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