The National Gallery of Art continues its observance of National African American History Month, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, when soprano Louise Toppin and Leon Bates, one of America’s leading pianists, perform a program of spirituals and other music by African-American composers in commemoration of the famous recital by Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939

The Steinway grand piano that was used in that historic concert by Marian Anderson 75 years ago will be used. The National Gallery of Art owns the piano; it is heard regularly in concerts in the East Building Auditorium.

Lunch is available in the Garden Café. Doors open at 6 p.m. First come; first seated! The entrance at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW remains open on Sunday until 6:30 p.m. Families with small children may be asked to sit in designated areas. Please note that late entry or reentry of the West Building after 6:30 p.m. is not permitted.

For further information, call (202) 842-6941.