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Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles Exhibition Reception

December 01, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Peale, 225 Holiday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles Exhibition Reception

A new exhibit about the prolific “cutter of profiles” the artist Moses Williams is opening at The Peale. Moses Williams was born ca. 1776 and was known for his ability to create detailed silhouettes (or “profiles”) of people’s faces. Williams was born enslaved to the artist and museum director Charles Willson Peale and grew up working in Peale’s Philadelphia museum. Williams’ story will now be told at the Peale Museum in Baltimore founded by Rembrandt Peale.

With the help their Lab partners at Quatrefoil Associates they’ve launched the first iteration of a permanent exhibit at The Peale about Moses Williams to shed light on his unique craft and share a story that was nearly forgotten to history. Research is ongoing into Moses Williams’ life and work, and they invite you to comment on and test out this new exhibition experience!



ASL interpretation is available upon request for this event. ASL requests must be made three full business days prior to an event.

Wheelchair and Physical Building Access / The Peale has a brand new elevator! The new accessible entrance is on the left side of the building, down Watchouse alley about 100 ft. There is a keypad on the right side of the elevator door. Press the button to call the elevator. There is a door that will swing open automatically once the elevator is called so stand back. Once the door is open you can enter the elevator portico and then step/roll/dance into the elevator. When you come out of the elevator you will be in a short hallway by the bathrooms and the lobby and welcome desk is on the right. There are three floors in the Peale there is a handrail on all flights of stairs. Various and ample forms of seating is available in every room. The historic entrance has five steps and no functioning handrail.

Parking / There is a temporary drop off spot in the “no parking” zone directly in front of the Holliday St. entrance. There are multiple public paid parking lots within a two block radius of The Peale as well as street parking. There are 4 access parking spots on the 200 block of Holliday Street.

Visual Descriptions and more / For additional information about captioning, ASL, services, and more, please visit our Accessibility page.



Tickets for Moses Williams: Cutter of Profiles Exhibition Reception can be booked here.



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