The Contemporary Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Exhibition Development Seminar present a citywide, mid-career survey of work by artists Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry. Deeply immersed in issues of history, race and multiculturalism, McCallum and Tarry will bring their focus to bear on fraught social and political issues to the local histories and traditions of the Baltimore community. The Contemporary Museum is the primary venue for this exhibition and will premiere McCallum and Tarry's Projection Series—a new self-portrait video and painting series composed of film stills and stage photographs that investigate the intersection of race and popular culture. Additionally, Bearing Witness will draw together a number of McCallum and Tarry's earlier site-specific projects, temporarily embedding them in various museum and gallery venues throughout the city of Baltimore.
Bearing Witness is part of the Contemporary Museum's Project 20, a yearlong series of exhibitions, performances and site-specific projects celebrating the museum's 20th anniversary. For more visitor information about the Contemporary Museum and PRoject 20, visit www.contemporary.org or see the exhibition website at www.mica.edu/mccallumtarry.