Check out these unmissable exhibitions and museums in Atlanta for Black History Month!
With so much going on for Black History Month in Atlanta, we thought we’d help you out and break down some of the best exhibitions and museums in the city, boasting insightful and creative displays honoring Black History. From a pop-up gallery celebrating Black businesses in Atlanta, to the High Museum of Art, keep scrolling for our unmissable recommendations.
Where: Future Gallery, Underground Atlanta
TheBlack Currency Art Gallery and Exhibition is a month-long celebration of black-owned local businesses that inspire and thrive in the ATL. An epic collaboration between the Atlanta Trap Museum, Future Dead Artists & the TMM Art Gallery, you don’t want to miss out this artsy tribute to Black History Month.
Where: Bellyard Hotel
For the Love of Black Art invites Atlantans to honor Black History Month with a celebration of local Black artists. For one night only, on Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m.,attendees will gather in the hotel’s restaurant and lounge, Drawbar, to enjoy incredible art from local Black artists! Click here for more information.
Where: The High Museum of Art
The Obama Portraits Tour kicked off the High Museum of Art’s 2022 stellar line-up of exhibitions. Kehinde Wiley painted the oil-on-canvas portrait of President Obama, while Amy Sherald painted the oil-on-linen portrait of the former First Lady. Now the ATL can witness them up close and personal for a limited time only.
Not just an exhibition, but an entire museum and immersive experience dedicated to trap music. Curated by rapper T.I., learn the art behind this music form at this super fun way to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Get a private tour and enjoy happy hour at their Sip & Trap Thursdays. Click here for tickets and more information.
Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Part of the Black History Festival Roswell Roots, Obsession is a collection of contemporary fine art by this year’s highlighted artist, Emmy Marshall. He describes his work as a “cinema of color,” embodying optimism and motivation to guarantee a bright and beautiful Black History Month. Find out more about Roswell Roots, here.
6. The Black Hair Experience
Where: Druid Hills
This interactive selfie-museum combines an awesome pop-up art exhibit with a series of Instagrammable spaces. Create enough social media content to hibernate for a couple of months at The Black Hair Experience. All of the pieces and spaces on display are love letters to Black women, and a celebration of Black hair.
Where: Roswell City Hall
Another addition from Roswell Roots, Inspired is a touching art exhibition created by Roswell’s youth. Several schools were selected to participate, and several works are now on display, depicting what Black History Month means to our kids and young people.
8. National Center For Civil & Human Rights
With several exhibitions on display, the National Center for Civil & Human Rights is an incredible place to honor Black History Month. Check out the display items from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, and the large-scale art installation, FRAGMENTS, featuring MLK’s distinctive handwriting, etched in metal and illuminated.