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Event Series

Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with programs and activities highlighting Black artists and the work of local community organizations.

Tribute Program

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, second floor
Main Building
Hear from community leaders, elected officials, and museum leadership about the museum’s new goals for community engagement. Learn about the work of our partner organizations, including African-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware; Alumni Association of Lincoln University–Philadelphia Chapter; Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Phila-Montco Branch; Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Black Muslim Men United for a Better Philadelphia; Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Father’s Day Rally Committee; NAACP Philadelphia Branch; National Action Network, Philadelphia Chapter; National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Philadelphia Chapter; Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus; Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes; Philadelphia Sunday Sun; Temple University; Universal Companies; and Urban League Philadelphia. And enjoy a performance by the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir.

Art Kids Studio

Drop in and make art as a family. Artists of all ages welcome. Inspired by Black artist Aaron Douglas, experiment with techniques to create a work of art showing subjects in action.
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10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Main Building
Storyteller Thembi Palmer engages young audiences with stories of Black artists through an interactive performance.

Art Kids Tour

Activity-based gallery tours highlight movement and the art of Black modernist painter Aaron Douglas.
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The Museum’s Architecture: Past, Present & Future
Explore the museum’s iconic, century-old building, including the contributions of Julian Abele, a prominent Black architect. Discover the recent transformation and look ahead to our vision for the future.
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Highlights of the Museum
Perfect for the first-time visitor, this tour provides an overview of some of the museum’s most renowned treasures, highlighting work by Black artists.
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Early American Art
Discover how Philadelphia became the young nation’s cultural capital, and learn how Black, Indigenous, and Latin American artists contributed to the development of American art.
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Self-Guided Tour

Works by Black Artists
Available February 16, download the Smartify app to learn about works by Black artists currently on view in our galleries. Introduction by Alphonso Atkins, the museum’s Miller Worley Deputy Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access.
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Free; reservations recommended

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