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Black History Month

February 1 February 28

Celebrate Black History Month With a host of programs, initiatives and experiences.


Through Feb. 27

All the Pieces We Left Behind + On a Lighter Note 
Husband and wife art duo, James Terrell and Zsudayka Nzinga exhibit two distinctly independent solo exhibitions.
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios, 3514 N. Port Washington Ave. (414) 988-4021 


Through March 12

Presence & Persistence: Visions of American Blackness
Exhibit of the work of Sandra Bridges, David Anderson, Chrystal Denise Gillon ’98 and Jerry Jordan depicts Black lives in America from their perspectives. 
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) 


Feb. 1, 6-8pm

The Creative Collective
A film showcase, panel discussion and networking experience
Nō Studios 


Feb. 3, 7:30pm
(with a special student matinee at noon)

Black Violin
Violist Will Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus fuse classical music with modern hip-hop to create an unforgettable musical performance.
Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) 


Feb. 4, 3:15-5:30pm

Assemblage workshop with Chrystal Denise Gillon. 
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) 


Feb. 9, 4-6pm

Meet & Greet: Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds 
Includes a movie and discussion on trauma and how it affects children and adults. Refreshments will be served. 
Nō Studios 


Feb. 10, 7-8:30pm 

Black Art: In the Absence of Light Film Screening.
This documentary offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists today. 
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) 


Feb. 12, 7pm

Black Love Through A Black Lens
With Shelah Marie (founder of The Curvy, Curly, Conscious movement) and University of Alabama professor of communications, Dr. Dristen Warner.
Nō Studios 


Feb. 18, 8pm

Black film trivia + 80s/90s R&B
Test your knowledge for the chance to win an assortment of great prizes then enjoy an 80s/90s R&B dance party hosted by DJ Gilly.
Company Brewing


Feb. 23

Black History Month Closing Celebration
Come celebrate with live music and a performance by Ko-Thi Dance Company. 
UWM Union Concourse, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. 


Re-Opening On Feb. 25 

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Founded in 1988 by Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching in 1930. The museum is dedicated to educating the public about the injustices suffered by people of African descent in America. 
401 W. North Ave., (414) 209-3640 


March 16

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter.
Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC)