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The dramatic performance Forward, 54th! will be presented on February 23 at noon and 1:30 p.m. on honor of African American History Month.

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The Gallery-produced film The Art of Romare Bearden will be shown on February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26 and 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art in honor of African American History Month. Image: Romare Bearden, Tomorrow I May Be Far Away, 1967, collage of various papers with charcoal and graphite on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Paul Mellon Fund © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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Rodney Merritt Miller, collector, appears in conversation with Ruth Fine, curator (1972–2012), National Gallery of Art on Sunday, February 9, at the National Gallery of Art in honor of African American History Month.

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David Bindman, emeritus professor of the history of art, University College London, appears in conversation with David C. Driskell, artist, collector, curator, and emeritus professor of art history, University of Maryland at College Park; Ruth Fine, curator (1972–2012), National Gallery of Art; Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University; Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University; and Sharmila Sen, executive editor-at-large, Harvard University Press., moderated by Faya Causey, to discuss The Image of the Black in Western Art: The 20th Century: The Impact of Africa on Sunday, February 23, at the National Gallery of Art in honor of African American History Month. A book signing of The Image of the Black in Western Art: The 20th Century: The Impact of Africa (vol. 5, part 1) follows.

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Louise Toppin performs spirituals and other music by African American composers on Sunday, February 23 at the National Gallery of Art in observance of the 75th anniversary of Marion Anderson’s famous concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Kenneth Montague appears in conversation with Maria Kanellopoulos and Trevor Schoonmaker on Sunday, March 9, at the National Gallery of Art in honor of African American History Month.

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Trevor Schoonmaker appears in conversation with Maria Kanellopoulos and Kenneth Montague  on Sunday, March 9, at the National Gallery of Art in honor of African American History Month. Photo by Hank Willis Thomas

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National Gallery Celebrates African American History Month

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