Over 50 cultural events in February for BHMF: Black History Month Florence, Italy

BHMF Black History Month Florence 2017

Black History Month Florence

February 2017 – Florence, Italy

The second edition of BHMF expounds on the celebration of cultures of the African Diaspora and the definition of “Black History” beyond the African-American experience to the contextual meaning observed in the multi-cultural backdrop of Florence, Italy. This year, almost 40 cultural partners are involved, and over 50 events have been organized, including two exhibitions in the SACI Galleries: Enrico Riley, Infinite Receptors (February 9-March 2, reception on February 9) and Vita Quotidiana, Le Opere di George Zogo (February 2-March 2, reception on February 16).

See the BHMF 2017 Calendar here.

Black History Month Florence is a multifaceted exploration of the African Diaspora, its history and its impact on contemporary Florence. The project consists of a range of lectures, film projections, book readings, art exhibitions, food events, concerts and performances that seek to link a broad network of spaces dedicated to cultural production throughout Florence and the broader community of African Diasporic Peoples local to Florence. Relying upon venues and spaces to highlight this program, the work is fluid in its identity and consists of a compilation of related events organized within a single conceptual framework. Community based organizations representing various communities in the city are drawn upon to generate a historical context for a contemporary presence. The program seeks to celebrate the cultural contributions of the diaspora that has permanently impacted pop culture in numerous ways.

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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