Spend Black History Month In South Florida Enjoying Art


This Black History Month, you can experience exhibitions that are a small part of a much a larger history. Here are five places in Miami where you can check out work by Black artists.

Reginald O'Neal's As I Am at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is part of MOCA’s new Art on the Plaza series. A mural painted by local artist Reginald O’Neal is stationed on the wall near the fountain. Titled As I Am, is on view for all to see through March 7 at 770 NE 125 St., North Miami; 305-893-6211;

"Local Global," at Little Haiti Cultural Complex is still on view. Curated by Marie Vickles the exhibition is on view through February 28, with artists Morel Doucet, Carl-Philippe Juste, and Najja Moon. At 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969; Admission is free.

Purvis Young: The Painter of Modern Life," is at David Castillo Gallery. The Overtown native is one of the most prolific and renowned artists to emerge from Miami in the last century. Young's art is a display of some of Young's never-before-seen works, with 25 paintings and 11 books. The exhibition is on view through March 31. 3930 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-573-8110; Admission is free.

"Witness: Afro Perspectives," at El Espacio 23 in the Jorge M. Pérez of Pérez Art Museum Miami. The space exhibited works from Pérez’s personal collection, centering on the theme of the African diaspora. That exhibition, includes more than 100 artists with African roots, including Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carlos Martiel, and David Koloane. On display through the end of the year, by appointment only. 2270 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-460-4790; Admission is free; by appointment only.

"Déjà Vu," at IPC ArtSpace is Photojournalist Carl-Philippe Juste's Iris Photo Collection, to bring together fellow artists of color and elevate each other’s works. “Déjà Vu,” displays the works of 25 artists, including Edouard Duval-Carrié, C.W. Griffin, and Juste himself. The exhibition was extended through February 26. 225 NE 59th St., Miami; 305-796-4718; Admission is by donation; days and hours vary.

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