National Gallery of Art Celebrates Black History Month

The Root Recommends: The monthlong celebration of black art and history at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Scheduled speaker David C. Driskell (National Gallery of Art)

Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art plans to celebrate Black History Month with a calendar full of festivities, lectures and podcasts paying homage to black history and the legacy of black art. Lectures discussing the role of blackness in art -- featuring important figures in the art community such as the museum's curator, Ruth Fine, and Atlanta artist Michael D. Harris -- are planned.

All events celebrating Black History Month are free, and entry will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the National Gallery of Art's monthlong celebration of black history and black art, as well as a schedule of events, visit the gallery's website.

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