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. Of course, there’s the APEX Museum in Sweet Auburn, devoted to tell history from a Black perspective, but there’s a whole lot more to check out this month.
1. Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture
When: Until May 2023
Discover the fascinating history of the cultural movement that is hip hop. This exciting exhibition that’s currently on display at Atlanta’s premier design museum, MoDA, will delve into several attributes of the genre and movement. From graffiti and street art, to DJs and the live music scene, don’t miss it y’all.
2. National Center For Civil & Human Rights
Where: National Center For Civil & Human Rights
When: Permanent exhibitions
Atlanta is an intrinsic birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, solidified with the National Center For Civil & Human Rights. With exciting exhibitions on display, and an enthralling Black History Month program. It’s the perfect place to visit this February, and beyond. Make sure to check out the perement exhibit Rolls Down The Water: U.S. Civil Rights Movement for an insightful trip down the road to the Civil Rights we possess, and continue to fight for to this day. There’s also art installations, events, and more!
3. Born To Be
Where: Mason Fine Art Center
When: Throughout February
This beautiful exhibit is a collection of works by artist Jim Hill. The artist is famous for his mosaic work, with this unmissable exhibition on display for Black History Month, delving into themes of Black identity. Click here to read our recent interview with Hill.
Where: Roswell City Hall
When: Until March 10
Fulton County Schools have united for this touching art exhibition devoted to Black History Month, and elevating Black voices with the annual theme being Black Resistance. This exhibit is part of the Roswell Roots community festival, the Black History Month community program that takes over Roswell every year.
5. APEX Museum
Where: APEX Museum
When: Permanent exhibitions
Sweet Auburn will forever be the epicenter for Atlanta’s influential Black History. Learn all about it plus so much more at the APEX Museum, a downtown experience devoted to telling history from a Black perspective. Click here for more information on the museum.
Where: English Avenue
When: Permenant exhibitions and experiences
Not only is this an incredible museum devoted to trap music and the best in hip hop, but it’s also an immersive experience and transforms into a party on select nights. From Nicki Minaj to Jay-Z, and beyond, this one-of-a-kind gallery is an immersive love letter to the musical genre, and its most iconic pioneers.
Where: Downtown Atlanta
When: Permanent gallery for collectors
As the largest African-American owned fine art gallery in the Southeast, you should definetly check out ZuCot Gallery if you’re a collector or just fancy a look around some of the incredible pieces on display at this eclectic and contemporary space. You can access the gallery by appointment, or visit on Saturdays for free from 12pm-6pm.