Smithsonian to Celebrate Black History Month

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History is dedicating five weeks of learning to celebrate the contributions of Black artists in literature, the performing arts, the visual arts, music and the digital arts for Black History Month. “We look forward to taking time in February to explore art as a platform for understanding history, struggle, social justice, and triumph,” says Kevin Young, NMAAHC’s Andrew W. Mellon director. “We will put the spotlight on paintings, sculpture, photographs and fiber works that were made to mobilize people to create a better world by harnessing the power of protest, defiance and resilience.” #BlackHistoryMonth