Black History Month 2021 at Montpelier Arts Center

By Editorial Team on February 8, 2021

M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreations, Prince George’s County Celebrat and Honor African American Heritage during Black History Month!

Enjoy a grand selection of virtual activities and events that M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation has planned for Black History Month 2021. From concerts to panel discussions to a scavenger hunt, we have something for people of all ages this February!

To learn about Black History Month happenings in Prince George’s County, view the online brochure at

Photo of Toni Morrison. Courtesy of Montpelier.

Virtual Book and Film Discussion: In Memorium: Toni Morrison 1931-2019
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7 pm

Join Dr. Karen Arnold as we discuss the 2019 documentary, The Pieces I Am and the work of African American writers Toni Morrison brought to light. She altered America’s public conversations forever with her vision and the chorus of new, vital voices. It is recommended to watch The Pieces I Am before the first discussion. A Microsoft TEAMS link will be emailed out before the event. Please ensure your email is inputted correctly.
More information and registration.

Photo of Leontyne Price. Courtesy of Montpelier.

Virtual Voices from the Past: Leontyne Price
Saturday, February 21, 2021, 4 pm

Join our virtual birthday tribute celebration! Performed by sopranos of all ages, ranging 18 to 58, and produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Living opera legend Leontyne Price will celebrate her 94th birthday on February 10th. Price attended the College of Educational and Industrial Arts in Wilberforce, Ohio, and Juilliard School of Music in New York City before rising to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s for her roles in Four Saints in Three Acts, Porgy and Bess, and The Magic Flute, to name a few. She toured internationally, appeared on NBC, and won several awards, including the Presidential Freedom Award and 15 Grammy Awards.
More information and registration.


Montpelier is excited to announce that our virtual exhibition page is live. Click here to view our current virtual exhibitions and check back often for additional virtual exhibitions coming soon.


Join Montpelier for an exhibition of wood-based sculptures by two Baltimore-based artists: Greg Gensheimer and Allen Zaruba. Sylvan Compositions celebrates the place where the natural beauty of wood intersects with human imagination.

Out of the fire by Allen Zaruba.

 Click here to view his virtual exhibition.

Trust by Greg Gensheimer.

 Click here to view his virtual exhibition.