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January 2017
January 29 @ 12:00 pm - May 4 @ 5:00 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum,
308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, United States
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Pantsula-4-LYF_web_banner_temp
Free

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg will feature a series of photographs and videos taken by South African photographer Chris Saunders that examine the township culture of pantsula. Known predominantly as a youth movement, pantsula is characterized by crews of men and women who perform energetic, acrobatic, virtuosic dances. These performers dress in a distinctive style that favors American-made brands such as Converse All-Star shoes and Dickies brand work pants. This preference for American-style clothing harkens back…

February 2017
February 1 - February 26
Pasadena Playhouse,
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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shout sister shout

Shout Sister Shout!

Shout Sister Shout! is a World Premiere musical conceived and directed by Randy Johnson, the creator of the wildly popular smash hit A Night with Janis Joplin which broke box office records at The Pasadena Playhouse before transferring to Broadway. Shout Sister Shout! depicts the life and music of legendary gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose hits include “Down by the Riverside,” “This Train,” and “Strange Things Happening Every Day.” Tharpe was a great trailblazer in the history of American…

February 1 @ 12:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Purifoy and Charles Mingus Galleries, Watts Towers Arts Center Campus,
1727 E. 107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States
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Soulpower
Free

The Power of Love by Carlos Spivey

The Power of Love is offered to us by Carlos Spivey. We see in his vibrant work, so many variation on love for his art, family, and culture. ———————– Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

February 1 - February 28
The Battleship IOWA Museum,
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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battle ship iowa
$5 - $19.95

Battleship Iowa to Honor Black History Month

Celebrating the American Spirit – Battleship Iowa Salutes Black History Month will be on view for ticketed tour visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit features artifacts, news clippings, and photography that offers insight into the contributions of five pioneering black servicemen: Robert Penn (1872-1912), Alex Haley (1921-1992), John Henry “Dick” Turpin (1876-1962), Doris “Dorie” Miller (1919-1943), and Samuel L. Gravely (1922-2004).  

February 1 - February 26
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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taking place
Free

Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection

For centuries artists have rendered landscapes—both real and imagined—to consider issues of history, belonging, disenfranchisement, and more. Landscapes can bear witness to stories from the past and offer powerful lessons in the present. Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection includes photographs and paintings that depict urban scenes, rural landscapes, and visions of the African diaspora, all of which speak to notions of history and home among African Americans. ——————- Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Sunday 11:00…

February 1 - March 18
Los Angeles City Hall,
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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African American Heritage Month 2017 by LA DCA
Free

2017 African American City Hall Tour a Ten Year Retrospective of African American Heritage Month Exhibitions at City Hall from 2006 to 2016

Join us at City Hall for a tour of an unprecedented one-time only multi-floor exhibition of narrative photo art celebrating momentous cultural milestones in African American history over the past ten years. This year we are witnessing the end of President Barack Hussein Obama’s two-terms of extraordinary service as the country’s first African American president; the centennial birth of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the city’s first African American Mayor; and the continued civic service of Los Angeles City…

February 1 @ 11:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum,
308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, United States
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Kevin Beasley
Free

Hammer Projects: Kevin Beasley

New York–based artist Kevin Beasley transforms the museum’s Vault Gallery into an elaborate environment inspired by Bernini’s Baroque altarpiece in Saint Peter’s Basilica and an infamous image of Black Panther Huey P. Newton. ——————————- Monday: Closed, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

February 1 @ 11:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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pollitife race and propaganda
Free

Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936

Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936 features historic photographs and documents, riveting films, Olympics regalia, and promotional materials, along with first-person accounts that tell the stories of athletes who were barred because of their ethnic heritage, those who boycotted the Games in protest, and the African Americans who competed and won a total of fourteen medals, refuting the Nazi myth of “Aryan” supremacy. The exhibition, organized by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is presented in Los Angeles…

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Underground Museum,
3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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non fiction
Free

Non-Fiction curated by Noah Davis

Non-Fiction is the second iteration of The Underground Museum’s collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA). This exhibition explores the black body and its relationship to history, with works by Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Deana Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Marion Palfi, Henry Taylor, and Kara Walker. Non-Fiction suggests a reality—both in art and in life—that is shaped through coexisting vantage points of hate, love, birth, death, race, resistance, perseverance, religion, and ancestry. —————————– Wednesday to…

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - March 5 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Purifoy and Charles Mingus Galleries, Watts Towers Arts Center Campus,
1727 E. 107th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States
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Walkin' Bass (1)
Free

It’s All About the Bass by Sammy Davis

It’s All About the Bass brought to us by Sammy Davis, acknowledges the variety and power of the art of photography and the art of music as it speaks to us in so many ways. A photographic exhibition that honors the unsung jazz acoustic bassist, past and present, in an eclectic collection of passion filled photographs. —————————- Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.


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