Celebrating African-American History Month at the Institute
Visitors to the Institute will find many opportunities to celebrate the creative accomplishments of African-American artists and performers.
The Institute Library is rich with material. Enjoy the extraordinary voice of opera singer Leontyne Price, performing in roles composed by Mozart and Puccini. The Library is home also to an extraordinary collection of jazz and blues artists from Fats Waller to Charley Patton.
Read books about artists as diverse as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, Carrie Mae Weems and Willie Cole.
Members can borrow DVDs of films created by director Spike Lee or starring Denzel Washington.
On view in the Museum of Art are works of art Melvin Edwards, Norman Lewis and Alison Saar.
Celebrate the creative contributions of these artists during February and throughout the year.