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Celebrating Black History Month in Coral Gables

Every February the U.S. celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme celebrates Black artists. Throughout the month, we will highlight artists and performances that residents and visitors in Coral Gables can enjoy.

  • Kicking off the month is the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami with three concerts on Feb. 6, 8 and 16, and a bonus performance on March 5 to celebrate. From the music of Prince to the sounds of Carnival, each concert is curated by school faculty. Select concerts will be available for the community to watch for free on the Windowcast system at the Knight Center for Music Innovation Plaza. Learn more here.
  • Coral Gables is also very fortunate to have multiple works by Hank Willis Thomas, a conceptual artist whose work addresses issues of identity, politics, popular culture, and mass media as they pertain to American race relations. His artwork in Coral Gables include:
    • 22 speech bubbles with excerpts from the poem “The truth is I am you” written by Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev, located on the 200-300 blocks of Miracle Mile
    • "Harriet and Annie (Capri)", located at Grand Avenue and Lincoln Drive
    • "Ernest and Ruth (Exuberant Pink)", located at 380 Miracle Mile
    • "Saverjo and Daisy (Navel)", located on De Soto Boulevard and Almeria Avenue
    • "Josephine and Kazumi (Real Red)", located on Hardee Road and Caballero Boulevard
  • At the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., explore artwork by Marielle Plaisir, a multimedia artist whose work creates intense visual experiences that explore her French-Caribbean heritage against the backdrop of Postcolonialism, and Edouard Duval-Carrié, a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose works speak to the complexities of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Their art on display in the Coral Gables Museum include:
    • "Strange Fruits" by Marielle Plaisir
    • "Caribbean Chandeliers" by Edouard Duval-Carrié