Opening Reception
November 6, 2021 | Time 6-8pm
Free, In Person
Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street
RSVP Required 

The Guardians is a photo documentary and storytelling project including photo portraits, large scale banners, and digital archives that celebrate unrecognized Black female leaders across Baltimore City neighborhoods. This project provides a platform for women who spend their lives fighting for a better, more equitable Baltimore.

We must make visible the tireless efforts and amazing accomplishments of Baltimore’s Black female leaders. The Guardians are the backbones of their neighborhoods. They are the eyes and ears keeping people safe. They don’t take no for an answer. They raise our future leaders. They are reshaping history. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated. The premiere exhibit will take place inside and outside of The Peale at Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21202 as well as through photographic banners on Baltimore’s City Hall, the War Memorial and other historical buildings.

Lead Artists: 

  • Whitney Frazier, WGF Studio, Creative Director & Public Artist 
  • Kirby Griffin, Photographer 

The Guardians: 

  • Antionette Mugar, Harlem Park West 
  • Audrey Carter, East Oliver 
  • Cherring Spence, Park Lane 
  • Dorothy Cunningham, Irvington 
  • Gwen Brown, Govans 
  • Joy Ross, Harlem Park West 
  • Pauline Charles, Darley Park 
  • Samiriah Franklin, West Baltimore
  • Sharon Snow, Cylburn 
  • Sheree Briscoe, Deputy Commissioner, Mt. Washington
  • Tayler Mugar, Harlem Park West 
  • Terrye Moore, Park Heights (NW) 
  • Yeshiyah Israel, Pimlico/Park Heights


Supported by the Ruby’s Artist Award via RWD Foundation and in kind donations from The Peale, Dept. of Planning & WGF Studio.

Accessibility: The online event includes live, human-generated captions and American Sign Language interpretation. For more information about transcripts, captioning, and other accessibility resources, please visit our accessibility page If you have any additional accommodation requests ahead of time, questions or feedback about access, please contact our Accessibility Manager Robin Marquis at 

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