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5 places to visit during Black History Month

By UALHalls 03 Oct 2017

Did you know that October marks Black History Month in the U.K? If you're interested in learning more, we've put together our top five exhibitions to visit in London:

 

1. SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER - Tate Modern

This critically acclaimed exhibition is showing artwork from black artists during a really pivotal and political time in America. 

 

2.  Once we came to a new home - Tower Hamlets

Photographer Cinzia D'Ambrosi presents photographs that celebrate and promote the history of Afro-Caribbean communities in White City.

 

3. Join in with Arts SU  - Various locations

The Arts SU put on yearly celebrations for Black History Month. This year a range of events from exhibitions to networking has been organised by UAL's African-Caribbean Society, UAL's Black Students' Officer, and UAL's Women's Officer.

 

4. Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain - Brixton

Re-imagine gives a fascinating look at of some of Black British women throughout history dating back to the Roman times.

 

5. Basquiat: Boom for Real - Barbican 

This exhibition showcases the brilliant work of the late Basquiat, as well as showing photos of videos of him as a young artist in New York. 

 

For more information on what to do or see this Black History Month, we recommend following the official guide on Twitter: @BhmUK.