Black History Month Events & Exhibitions

If you’re looking to celebrate or learn more about Black art, artists, and history, here are some suggestions for local exhibitions, events, and articles that promote Black brilliance. Check out our guide below, and make sure to swing by PCNW to see Pained Vistas, featuring Kris Graves, Dionne Lee, and Wendel White, and many others, before it closes March 17, 2022. We are also hosting an in-person artist reception on March 10th, 2022. This list is in no way exhaustive, but just a few ways we recommend spending the rest of Black History Month and beyond. You can continue to connect with PCNW for conversations and programs that promote photography as an agent for change in areas such as racial equity and social justice, and champion the work of BIPOC artists.


Watch films written and directed by African American women at NW Film Forum:

Love & Basketball (2000)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Eve’s Bayou (1997)
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Celebrate Black History Month at Northwest African American Museum:

Blood Brothers Film Screening
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
2:30 PM and 5 PM Pacific Time

Lift Every Voice and Sing: NAAM’s African American Cultural Ensemble
Thursday, February 24, 2022
7 PM Pacific Time

NAAM Night at the Sounders Soccer Match
Sunday, February 27, 2022
5 PM and 7 PM
Lumen Field

Join Atlantic Street Center’s Youth Development Program and Langston for a celebration of Black History Month and youth talent showcase of popular fashions of the ages, inspired by Black culture in Fabrics Of Our Lives.
Friday, February 25, 2022
7 – 9 PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute


Package Black at Henry Art Gallery
On view through May 1, 2022

Lauren Williams: Wake Work at Jacob Lawrence
On view through March 5, 2022

Lauren Halsey at Seattle Art Museum
On view through July 17, 2022

Contact High at MoPop 
Closes January 2023


In conjunction with Packaged Black, read The Poetics of Barbaral Earl Thomas by Berette Macaulay

Learn about local hotels, restaurants, clubs, and barbershops listed in the national Green Book guide for Black travelers that operated along Seattle’s Jackson Street corridor between the 1920s and the 1960s in this free, self-guided, multimedia Seattle Green Book tour put out by Black and Tan Hall.

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