In Celebration of Black History Month
with Congressional Bank Presents
SELECTIONS FROM THE FREEDOM PLACE COLLECTION
Benny Andrews Romare Bearden Alma Thomas Robert Freeman Richard Yarde
Currently on display at
2101 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Thursday February 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
L-R: Green Times Remembered, by Romare Bearden, Twilight by Benny Andrews, Garden Encounters II by Robert Freeman
Zenith Gallery with Congressional Bank is pleased to celebrate Black History by showcasing the inspirational works of five distinguished African-American artists from the Freedom Place Collection of Stuart Marshall Bloch and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch.
Works by renowned artists, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Robert Freeman, and Richard Yarde will be on display at the Congressional Bank branch located at 2101 K. Street NW, Washington DC during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Freedom Place Collection was assembled, and is owned, by Washington residents Stuart Marshall Bloch, former chairman of Congressional Bank, and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, president of the US-China Education Trust and former ambassador to Nepal for the U.S. The Bloch’s have been collecting works of African-American artists for over 35 years, and this exhibit highlights the culmination of their efforts. The name of the collection refers to the Freedom Place stop along the Underground Railroad, once located near the Bloch's former home where they lived for over 30 years.
Mr. Bloch plays a prominent role in supporting the Washington area community and is a contributing member of the Board of Trustees for the Black Student Fund. He was a founding editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and creator of the Distinguished Alumni Endowment Fund at the University of Miami.
Congressional Bank has been an integral member of the community for over a decade. We are a local community bank serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. We assist local and national businesses in meeting all of their financial needs by providing creative and flexible solutions. We strive to shift the traditional paradigms of banking by creating meaningful relationships with our customers and letting them know that we are with them every step of the way.
We are fortunate that the Bloch’s want to share their wonderful collection with the Washington community and more.