Monday, 12 February 2018

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and we’re excited to celebrate. Black History Month, originally African American History Month, officially became recognized by the U.S. government in 1976. It is a time to reflect on all of the past and present accomplishments of black Americans to U.S. society. We often hear about strong leaders from the Civil Rights Movement, but what are some of the other contributions that have been made?

One of those great contributions is art. Artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Adrian Piper, and countless others have shaped our history with their stories and life perspectives depicted through artwork. The inspiration trickles over into our homes. Here are a few ideas on how to put fine art and photography on display in your home, while paying homage to black history.


Make a gallery wall using framed art from multiple artists. Add pops of color as you see fit.


Cover an open space with a triptych, quadtych, or quintych of hand-painted or hand-drawn canvases.


Add framed photography, depicting cultural events.

How do you incorporate pieces into your home? Share with us on InstagramOpens in a new window using the hashtag #MyAshleyHome for a chance to be featured.

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