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Black History Month at the PMA

Mixed media portrait, consisting of a photograph collage of personal and cultural references over an oil painting.

The Place of Storms, 2023, by Nazeer Sabree (Courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia)

In Philadelphia, Black art is like Black life – it has no boundaries. This year for Black History Month we’re paying homage to the legacy and richness of Black art and culture in our great city with a special emphasis on centering joy and community. Check out our full roster of programs and events below.

Featured Artist:

Nazeer Sabree is a Philadelphia-based Black artist who blends traditional techniques with contemporary elements in their work. Sabree creates thought-provoking figurative paintings and collages focused on manhood and boyhood and the pursuit of healing. Sabree was inspired from a young age by the rich artistic heritage of Philadelphia and the vibrant cultural scene surrounding it, and has developed a style that reflects his experiences growing up in the city. Grounded in traditional art techniques, Sabree has developed a unique style that seamlessly blends classical elements with contemporary ideas, whether a portrait or an abstract composition.