The Philadelphia Museum of Art is known for its community-focused approach, groundbreaking exhibitions, and exciting events for creative people of all ages and backgrounds. Continuing its years-long tradition of celebrating local cultures and giving back to the community, the Museum is holding a series of celebrations to honor Black History Month.
Celebrate Black History Month with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
On Friday, February 2, a panel discussion led by Stephen Burks will take place in the South Vaulted Walkway. Burks is an industrial engineer who incorporates traditional crafts and aesthetics in his projects and works closely with local artisans from around the world. He was also the first African American to win the National Design Award in 2023. Stephen Burks will be joined by the visual artist ruby onyinyechi amanze and the documentary filmmaker Sosena Solomon. The speakers will talk about their experience working in the art and design industry as people of color.
After the discussion, listeners are encouraged to visit an exhibition of Stephen Burks’ work at Collab Gallery 219. Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place presents a panoramic overview of the designer’s work over a decade. You will see how his style evolved in response to changes in the world while staying true to its original message of inclusivity in design. The exhibit will be on view through April 14.
On Sunday, February 4, 10am, local families will gather for Family Festival: Black Artists, Black Stories. Children and adults will learn about Black American art and try telling their own stories with the help of interactive techniques.
On February 9, visitors are invited to celebrate Black History Month in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Museum’s weekly Friday Lounge will be dedicated to celebrating Black creativity in all its forms. The guests of the event will have an opportunity to receive a tour of Black artists’ artworks and enjoy a performance by the visual artist and musician Rashid Zakat. A pop-up studio with Nazeer Sabree, an artist and Philadelphia’s local, and a photo booth with the photographer Lendl Tellington are among the many gems of the evening. In addition, the first 500 guests will receive a free sticker designed by Nazeer Sabree.
As a Corporate Partner of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fine Art Shippers is beyond honored to be able to support the institution and its goals. We encourage our readers to celebrate Black History Month with the Museum. Do not miss an opportunity to make your weekend educational, fun, and inspiring.