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ADVISORY: Elijah Cummings Portrait Unveiling

The portrait artist will lead portraiture workshops with Henderson-Hopkins students

Jan. 19, 2022
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu jhunews@jhu.edu

WHAT: Before an assembly of Henderson-Hopkins students, Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels will join Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings, and artist Christopher Batten, to honor the legacy of Cummings by unveiling his portrait, which was commissioned by Johns Hopkins University for the Homewood campus. The artist will also lead portraiture painting workshops with the students.

WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. A 30-minute portrait unveiling ceremony followed immediately with children’s portrait painting workshops.

IN CASE WEATHER DELAYS SCHOOL OPENING: Media can first attend the children’s painting workshops at 2:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Henderson-Hopkins Elementary School, 2100 Ashland Ave., Baltimore, 21205.

BACKGROUND: The portrait of Cummings is part of a university-wide effort to recognize and commemorate through public art a diverse group of leaders who made indelible marks on our institution and our world. Given his historic career, Congressman Cummings was a natural choice to be one of the first portraits – alongside Edith Windsor, another civil rights icon. The Cummings portrait is set to be formally installed at the university’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library in April.

To cover please RSVP to Jill Rosen at jrosen@jhu.edu.



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