America’s First African American Artist Talk @ Heritage Frederick

Joshua Johnson or Johnston was one of the most important portrait painters in the early Republic.

One of America’s first African American artists, he broke barriers by painting portraits of the rising merchant class in Baltimore. In this talk Mark Letzer, former President and CEO of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, will explore Johnson’s Baltimore and his patrons.


February 29, 2024 6:00 PM


February 29, 2024 7:30 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


24 E Church St