Looking for a cool way to celebrate Black History Month? Check out two local exhibits that highlight the work of black artists and black history. Johnny Coleman’s Variation Upon a Theme: Song of the Underground Railroad offers visitors to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., a multisensory experience by combining salvaged and handcrafted objects, fragrant materials and sound elements of what it was like traveling the Underground Railroad. A symposium on the exhibit will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The exhibit runs through March 9.
Also on display is Theoplis Smith’s Can You Spare Change at the Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., through March 9. Gallery hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Smith’s work is a social commentary constructed through the use of black and white paint on scraps of cardboard.