Black History Month art exhibition opens at Fort Lauderdale museum (includes video story)

The History Fort Lauderdale museum kicked off Black History Month on Feb. 4 with the debut of a new exhibition chockfull of works by and about Black artists.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” will feature works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors through Feb. 29th.

Artwork including paintings, drawings, digital compositions and more will sell for $150. All profits go towards funding the Dillard Center for the Arts and their students.

“I know that there are often not a lot of opportunities for [students] to show in a professional space,” said AP Art teacher Celestin Joseph. “Making sure the kids have a place to showcase their talent and their work [is important].”

Aisha is a journalist at Florida International University and passionate about the entertainment industry. Ambrister hopes to host awards and television shows.

Ambrister is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success where she has developed leadership and organizational skills. She plans to pursue her master's degree in journalism at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. 

Ambrister will graduate from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media with a Bachelor of Arts in digital broadcast and media with an area of concentration in Psychology in 2024.