August 6 – September 14, 2018

CAH Gallery

200 I Street, SE DC 20003

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Community Day: 9/9 @ 11AM


“The artist panel was so inspiring (as is their work.) My mother used to spend a lot of time in SE when I was growing up — first as a reading teacher, then as a godmother to one of the girls…You’ve captured the beauty of Anacostia in a way that truly resonates. It reminded me why my mother first fell in love with the community so many years ago.”

Alicia Kenworthy

Anacostia Unmapped, the most popular local production on NPR in 2016, is a dynamic radio documentary series that is brought to life vividly in living color. The central work surrounds the PRNDI Award winning commentary: The Lion and the Map that launched the NPR radio documentary and brought to life by an illustrator in the form of a social art short film animation.

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 exhibition extends the radio documentary into a mixed media and multimedia art exhibit like no other. This groundbreaking work further explores Anacostia through picturesque images by the collective Anacostia and DC artists who have captured, described and conveyed a sense of a historical time periods in Anacostia. Through narration, poetry, photographs, paintings, a short film animation. Each installation encourages the viewer to reflect on the importance of honoring everyoneÔÇÖs story and the impact of art and culture on our lives. #anacostiaunmapped2

The Artists

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 features the work of artists: Kymone Freeman, V. Kuroji Patrick, Katie Davis, John Johnson, Daniel Nathan, Sheila Crider, Kenadi Johnson, Yetunde Mondie Sapp, Melani Douglass, Aniekan Udofia, Demont Peekaso Pinder, and Anacostia Watershed Society.

Kymone Freeman

V Kuroji Patrick

Katie Davis

John Johnson

Daniel Nathan

Sheila Crider

Kenadi Johnson

Yetunde Sapp

Melani Douglass

Aniekan Udofia

Demont Pinder

Anacostia Watershed Society

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 Exhibit
Community Day

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11 am – 3:30pm

CAH Gallery + AU2 Exhibition celebrate 202Creates Month and National Arts In Education Week with a special weekend opening, Sunday, September 9. This will be an opportunity for families to experience and engage with the exhibition before it closes on September 14, 2018.

The Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 Exhibition Community Day will present interactive art workshops during this special opening:

11:30 am – 3 pm:┬á Storytelling with Saris lead by Monica Bose

12pm – 1 pm: Creating Cartoons with Animator/Illustrator, V. Kuroji Patrick

1:30 pm – 2 pm: A Storm Drain’s Story lead by Anacostia Watershed Society


There is NO ENTRY FEE!

On August 9, 2018, Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 held a private Opening Reception with the artists, partners, sponsors and community. 

Thanks to our Opening Reception Partner: Building Bridges Across the River [11th Street Bridge Park & I-CAN @ THEARC Theater]. BBAR’s partnership with Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is supported┬áby┬áThe Kresge Foundation

Photo Credit: Aaliyah Hardy and Kimani Hayes-Thomas

The Exhibit Hours

CAH Gallery  [DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities]

200 I Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

August 6 – September 14, 2018

Public Viewing: 

Monday – Friday┬á from 9 AM – 6 PM

The Curator

Karen R Baker is the curator for the Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 Exhibition through a grant awarded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 Partners

Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is a project supported by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the District of Columbia and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to our partners: We Act Radio, WPFW 89.3, Washington Informer, DC Office of Chief Technology Officer, Year of Anacostia, 202 Creates and the Menkiti Group.

Thanks to our Opening Reception Partner:Building Bridges Across the River [11th Street Bridge Park & I-CAN @ THEARC Theater]. BBAR’s partnership with Anacostia Unmapped 2.0 is supported┬áby┬áThe Kresge Foundation.

Thanks to our Closing Reception Sponsoring Partner: The Menkiti Group, Isom Global Strategies and Mom’s Organic


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“Until the lions have their own historians, the tales of the hunt will continue to glorify the hunters.”

-African Proverb