The works of 20 photographers and filmmakers challenge popular perceptions of "urban black masculinity" at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. The exhibit, which will be on display until May 13, has appeared at the Society HAE in Harlem, at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn and at Newark's Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. "A Dandy Lion is a gentleman of exceptional manners who consciously postulates what it means to be black, masculine and of quintessential style," says guest curator Shantrelle P. Lewis. "Juxtaposed against an urban backdrop where the clothing of choice for many black men consists of a pair of sagging pants, exposed boxers and white Ts, the 'hip-hop' generation has produced another phenomenon of style -- the New Age dandy." Attend "Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity" at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., until May 13. Tickets are $6-$8. Call 443-263-1800 or go to africanamericanculture.org.
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