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Willard Hackerman

Baltimore's Hackerman mansion: a 'strong reminder of our common humanity'

Baltimore's Hackerman mansion: a 'strong reminder of our common humanity'

In spite of the poverty and violence that plague many of its neighborhoods, Baltimore City remains a cultural hub for the state of Maryland. Step outside city limits and you will not find an equivalent combination of museums, theaters, orchestra access, street art and gastronomic scene.

While some of our anchor cultural institutions have mirrored the social inequality of the city — displaying art collected by wealthy people to mostly affluent white patrons — the leadership at the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon has taken laudable efforts to engage with the broader communities that surround them.

My first outing in the new year was a visit to the

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