Black History Month at Temple Rome

Temple University Rome is excited to host its fifth annual Black History Month throughout February 2024.

The Gallery of Art is pleased to present the exhibition What the Future Holds, a selection of young up and coming black artists, as the inaugural event for our celebration of Black History Month. Arranged over the month of February in the United States and in Canada, and in October in Great Britain, BHM honors the contribution of the African diaspora to the world’s creative culture, from music and dance, fashion and design, language and literature. Our theme for this year’s program looks to showcase a possible understanding of what the future holds for young black creators within the Black community in Rome. A rich schedule of events will honor young black designers, singers, writers, poets and other creatives.

The Gallery of Art will open on Tuesday, February 6, from 6-8 p.m., with What the Future Holds, an exhibition of young artists who are studying or recent graduates of the prominent art schools in Rome: Boris Akeem Aka, Katana King, Giggs Kgole, William Mistouflet and Havily Nwakuche.  The show will run through Friday, February 23, 2024.

The lively selection of artists and works allows for a glance into the magical world of Creativity, with paintings, prints, photographs, and installations that will dialogue together with an exciting program of events.

Timeline of Events

February 6th - Gallery Opening and DJ set with DJ Kgole and DJ Velia

February 13thRenata Di Leone, Film Producer and makeup artist; she will tell us her story and demonstrate her talent + Catering by Le Bantú Roma Ristorante Bar Pub.

February 21st - Tevin Muendo will perform a poetry reading accompanied by his musical compositions + Creative selection of hand-made items by fashion designers Afropolitana.

All events begin at 6:00 p.m.