PARTICIPATE: “Called to Create” Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us in person, at the National Gallery of Art Library, as we work to improve and create Wikipedia articles about Black artists of the American South. 

The National Gallery of Art’s fall exhibit Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South, opening September 18, 2022, is a celebration of Black culture and the determination of the creative spirit. In 2020 the Gallery acquired 40 works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing the presence and the voice of Southern Black American artists in the national art canon. The exhibition Called to Create is a showcase for the artists who made these works despite significant racial oppression and other forms of discrimination.  

To support the goals of this exhibition, and the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon dedicated to deepening the available content on Black Southern artists.  

It will be an in-person editing session from 10am-4pm in the National Gallery’s beautiful library space. The day will also include a guided tour of the exhibit from Harry Cooper, one of its curators.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Please bring your own laptop.

Any other questions? Email library@nga.gov.   We hope to see you at our Called to Create Edit-a-thon!

Mary Lee Bendolph, Quilter

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