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EMP celebrates Black History Month with programs exploring the lives and legacies of African Americans and the African-American experience, kicking off with “Through the Eyes of Art” Saturday, Feb. 7, in the museum’s Sky Church with hip-hop performances by Talib Kweli and Draze and a display of work from regional artists and photographers in “The Value of Black Life” art showcase.

The “Snap to Action” photo display curated by EMP Youth Advisory Board, with images of protesters taking part in Black Lives Matter events in Seattle over the past several months, is on display through February in the museum’s Soundboard Alley. Special events through the month include a performance and discussion on the transformative power of dance by Northwest Tap Connection urban-dance studio Feb. 14, and videographers’ panel discussion and music video debuts at Black Collaboration: A Night of Music, Video, and Conversation Feb. 21.
EMP, a colorful Seattle landmark designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, has its roots in rock ’n‘ roll and describes its collections, exhibits and programs for all ages as “dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel popular culture.”

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