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The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center in North Brentwood is encouraging residents to view its “Paper Dolls” exhibit, which features paintings from Prince George’s County artist Ulysses Marshall.

The exhibit features mixed-media collage paintings that portray southern black life and is located at the museum’s galley at 3901 Rhode Island Ave. in Brentwood.

Residents can view the exhibit while the museum’s gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Area poets will recite poems in response to the paintings while the exhibit lasts, said Tracey T. Jones, director of media and public programs for the museum.

Residents who visit the exhibit are encouraged to write a poem in response to the art to hang on the wall of the gallery.

The names of area poets and the date and time they will recite poems in response to the art is as follows: Angela Abadir will recite from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday; Sistah Joy will recite from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 6; Derrick Weston Brown will recite from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 6.

On April 28, there will be an Intergenerational Poetry Slam at Hyattsville’s Busboys and Poets from 5 to 7 p.m. that will round out the poetry events connected to the exhibit, Jones said.

“We would love for everyone to come by and visit and write a response to the art,” Jones said.

tsandoval@gazette.net