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October 2016
October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
The Poetry of Emily Dickenson - By Gresham College via Flickr

Media Arts Program for Young People and Student Film Screenings

SONY PICTURES MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM October 2016 to June 2017 Students from all over Los Angeles participate in this media arts program. Students will read The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson and create original short films, which will be screened at the culminating event. This 30-week, tuition-free media arts program, held after-school twice a week, is for middle school students aged 10 to 14. Students learn drawing and painting techniques and how to draw from a model, animate, put together…

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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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 @ 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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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 26 - July 9
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$3 - $65

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts

The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts features 100 outstanding sculptures and textiles that explore how the arts and their visual regimes enable transitions from one stage of life to the next and from one state of being to another. Works reflect culturally specific notions visually and celebrate artists as agents of insight and transformation. ——————————- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March 2017
March 1 - April 30
David Prather
Free

David Prather’s Poetry Jam

Select Big Read community sites and schools will enjoy David Prather’s Poetry Jam. Dubbed the “Maker of Merry” by the LA Times, actor David Prather has shared his lively blend of improvisation, verbal wit and physical comedy with audiences from schools to concert halls across California.  Whether appearing with Julie Andrews at Disney Hall as host of the LA Phil’s Holiday Sing Along or engaging an assembly of rapt students in a multi-purpose room, Prather makes it his mission to entertain…

March 12 - April 30
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 49 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 26, 2017
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Ours is a City of Writers

New approaches to writing are everywhere in evidence across the contemporary art world. In Los Angeles, where many communities are oriented around pedagogy, presentational spaces, and new sites of distribution, critical and discursive engagement with art and art writing has been especially pronounced. Innovative writing in our city, from fiction and poetry to theory and criticism, seems to find corresponding forms and practices in art. Ours is a city of writers who matter a great deal to artists; of artists…

March 17 - May 5
William Grant Still Arts Center,
2620 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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Free

Teen Book and Writing Club

An 8 week program that focuses on strengthening reading, writing, analytical and comprehension skills through Fahrenheit 451. Teens will be led by a professional writer,discussing the themes in the book and guided to write their own reflections through short prose or poetry on the ways that they see utopian and dystopian futures.  Their writings will then be turned into a handmade book. 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm For more information, please call 323.734.1165.

March 19 - May 7
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 49 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 26, 2017
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Ours is a City of Writers

New approaches to writing are everywhere in evidence across the contemporary art world. In Los Angeles, where many communities are oriented around pedagogy, presentational spaces, and new sites of distribution, critical and discursive engagement with art and art writing has been especially pronounced. Innovative writing in our city, from fiction and poetry to theory and criticism, seems to find corresponding forms and practices in art. Ours is a city of writers who matter a great deal to artists; of artists…

March 26 - May 14
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 49 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 26, 2017
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Ours is a City of Writers

New approaches to writing are everywhere in evidence across the contemporary art world. In Los Angeles, where many communities are oriented around pedagogy, presentational spaces, and new sites of distribution, critical and discursive engagement with art and art writing has been especially pronounced. Innovative writing in our city, from fiction and poetry to theory and criticism, seems to find corresponding forms and practices in art. Ours is a city of writers who matter a great deal to artists; of artists…

April 2017
April 1 - April 30
Anne Douglas Center for Women,
310 East Winston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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Free

Emily Dickinson and Poetry for Families

The NEA Big Read Program will lead engaging activities for families at the Anne Douglas Center for Women, including poetry reading, writing workshop, and book-making with Los Angeles artist, Rachel Curry, inspired by the work of Emily Dickinson and her nature poems in particular. The Music Center on Tour Program will present David Prathers’ Poetry Jam to families and guests. For a list of dates and activities, please call 213.202.5567. The Los Angeles Mission’s Women outreach was named the Anne…


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