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September 2017
September 10, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
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Mauro Restiffe, Empossamento #2, 2003, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

Condemned To Be Modern

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Landmark Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition, Condemned To Be Modern Curated by Clara Kim at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Condemned To Be Modern is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) at its Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. Condemned To Be Modern brings together the work of 21 contemporary artists who have responded critically to the history of modernist architecture in Latin…

September 16, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Los Angeles Central Library,
630 W. Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Free

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

Los Angeles Central Library will present “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A”., an exhibition and associated public programs celebrating the Zapotec language. Zapotec is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, and Los Angeles is home to the largest population of indigenous Oaxacans outside of Mexico. “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.” will recognize the importance of the Oaxacan presence in Southern California and explore contemporary realities of indigenous culture. The project will include an installation in…

December 2017
December 9, 2017 - February 17, 2018
William Grant Still Arts Center,
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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37th Annual Black Doll Show – Jubilee, Celebrations in Color

The William Grant Still Arts Center Presents 37th Annual Black Doll Show: Jubilee, Celebrations in Color December 9, 2017-February 17, 2018 Opening Reception: December 9, 3:00-6:00pm Curated by Stephanie J. Moore Los Angeles (November 29, 2017) – For its 37th Annual Black Doll Show the William Grant Still Arts Center will be focusing on gatherings, coming together and events to remember through doll artistry and displays. Showcasing Black life as a celebration of events that are monumental and small, ordinary,…

December 9, 2017 - February 14, 2018
Las Fotos Project,
2658 Pasadena Avenue
Los Angeles, 90031 United States
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Las Fotos Project presents La Virgen

Las Fotos Project Presents: LA Virgen, Youth Photo Exhibit December 9, 2017 – February 4, 2018 LA Virgen is a semester-long study of personal and social identity understood through the narrative of La Virgen de Guadalupe, an iconic Mesoamerican figure of femininity, transformation, and healing. Through the use of photography and crafts, 10 students have navigated intimate questions about representation through self-portraiture, shared photographs of their own interpretations of a sacred space (often, it’s their bedroom), reconsidered the meaning of…

January 2018
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - February 18 @ 8:00 pm
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Free

Salon and Performance by Maurice Harris

During the closing week of “Salon des Refusés” by Lezley Saar, artist Maurice Harris, founding creator of floral design company Bloom & Plume, will activate the exhibition with a performance featuring spoken word as well as readings of passages from books that inspired Saar’s surrealist works, including “Madwoman in the Attic” and “Monad”. Sponsored by the California African American Museum.

January 21 - March 11
Chinese American Museum,
425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States
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Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art

“Circles and Circuits II” explores the art of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora from the early 20th century to the present day. By examining the contributions of artists of Chinese descent in Cuba, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and beyond, the exhibition will reveal the hidden complexities of the transcultural art of the Caribbean. The focus is on the work of contemporary artists such as Albert Chong and María Magdalena Campos-Pons, as well as artists of the ongoing Chinese Caribbean diaspora.…

January 21 - March 16
Los Angeles Central Library, Getty Gallery,
630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

This exhibit examines the vital role that visual imagery played in the fight for racial and social equality from the 1940s through the 1970s. The exhibition traces the emergence of attempts by some African Americans to present a more nuanced and accurate picture of African American life, relying on the power of the camera. Grasping the potential of visual images to sway public opinion and bring about social change. Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 am – 8:00 p.m., Fridays – Saturdays…

January 21 - April 15
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis

“Axé Bahia” explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America. This exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Bahian arts to date in the U.S. and features the work of such modernists, as well as contemporary artists. “Axé Bahia” features more than 100…

January 23 - March 4
Museum of Latin American Art,
628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA United States
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Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago

“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago”, curated by Tatiana Flores, is MOLAA’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition. It is a major survey exhibition of twenty-first-century art of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors & Students – $7, Members and Children under 12 Free,…

January 23 - March 4
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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Sankofa

This current exhibition with a community focus is a one man show by La Monte Westmoreland. The Watts Towers Arts Center is one of, if not the only fine arts institution of its kind that has a Community Arts focus and rich cultural heritage on which it stands. Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Watts Towers Art Center.


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