Black History Now – Art Is Revolutionary
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Black History Now – Art Is Revolutionary

Recurring Event
February 1st - December 29th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
904 Elm Avenue
Portsmouth VA 23704


In 2024 the arts take center stage, as Black History Now! showcases some of the area’s most successful Black artists, filmmakers, musicians, and changemakers. Meet the artists who made history in Portsmouth through this historic collection of memories and artifacts, highlighting the impact of Hampton Roads’ and Portsmouth’s artists.

Visit our Art is Revolutionary exhibit, and explore the lives of Hampton Roads’ most groundbreaking artists:

Hampton Singers Sissieretta Joyner Jones Cecil McPherson Graham Jackson Ella Fitzgerald Ruth Brown Karen Briggs Barbara Clarke Ruiz Wanda Sykes Melvin Gregg Swamp Dogg Missy Elliott Adrienne Warren Mark Mims Inge Hardison S.A. Cosby

Other Dates

April 18th @ 10:00 am
April 19th @ 10:00 am
April 20th @ 10:00 am
FIVE museums. One HISTORIC seaport city.


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Museums and Tourism Administration
521 Middle Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704