"Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World" is the first modern comprehensive show of the artist and offers a rare glimpse into early 20th-century African-American life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The artist, who was born into a wealthy white family, depicted African-Americans from sail-makers to crab-pickers with a dignity and compassion rare for the time. Oct. 10 through April 3 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. $6-$8. lewismuseum.org. — MCM
Pictured: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by Ruth Starr Rose.