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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)


Black History Month Celebration

Friday, February 9,
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. EST

Join us for a celebration of Black joy, art, and community.

Pick up a limited-edition item featuring artwork by Black History Month artist collaborator Nazeer Sabree. Available at any Welcome table at the North, West, or East Entrances. Limited quantity available.

5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. | Pop-up Studio with Nazeer Sabree | Great Stair Hall Balcony, third floor
Local artist Nazeer Sabree leads a drop-in workshop that explores his artistic process and the technique of collage. Create your own three-dimensional collaged mask that highlights personal moments, and express what Black history means to you.

5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. | Portrait Session with Lendl Tellington | Great Stair Hall, second floor
Lendl Tellington is a local artist who works across cinema, photography, and installation art. His practice explores nostalgia and memory and subverts prescribed histories in celebration of unsung communities.

5:00–8:00 p.m. | Food: Authentic Caribbean Cuisine | Great Stair Hall & Stir, first floor (last seating for Stir at 7:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat in the Great Stair Hall, featuring Jamaican-inspired favorites by Chef Chris Curtis, or book a table at Stir Restaurant for a full service dining experience.

5:00–8:30 p.m. | Friday Lounge: Rashid Zakat | Great Stair Hall, second floor
DJ Rashid Zakat uses music to engage with Black social and spiritual life, and sets the stage for you to be loud, enlivened, and to revel in the glory of communal excitement and civic joy.

5:00–8:45 p.m. | Pop-Up Shop: The Sable Collective | Great Stair Hall, second floor
The Sable Collective offers products that explore narratives of joy, beauty, and wellness, intentionally sourced from Black, Brown, and women makers.

6:00 p.m. | Guided Tour: Black Art, Black Voices | Great Stair Hall, second floor
Celebrate the contributions of African American artists to the history of art and culture.

This event is part of the Heritage Month Celebrations program series.

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