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September 2017
September 8, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Annenberg Space for Photography,
2000 Avenue of the Stars #10
Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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Cuba Is

Revealing complexities on–and off–the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners–and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves. Born from indigenous, African and European roots, divergent politics and limitations in communication and commerce, the Cuba seen in this exhibition goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality. Over 120 photos feature subjects ranging from defiant youth known as “Freakies” to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital…

September 15, 2017 - February 25, 2018
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

“Circles and Circuits I” 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 presentation at CAAM will trace the history of Chinese Caribbean art from the 1930s through the period of the region’s independence movements, showcasing the contributions of…

September 16, 2017 - May 27, 2018
West Hollywood Park,
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048 United States
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Jose Dávila: Sense of Place

A six ton concrete sculpture will be on view to the public in West Hollywood Park from sunrise to sunset through November 2017 before disassembling into 40 individual sculpture pieces and then migrating throughout the city to be reinstalled in approximately 20 different public sites. Site locations and public programming will be announced throughout the exhibition to celebrate the sculpture’s migration. LAND commissioned Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila to create “Sense of Place”, a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition migrating through,…

September 20, 2017 - February 27, 2018
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes,
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege

“¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege” looks at how Chicana/o murals in the greater Los Angeles area have been contested, challenged, censored, and even destroyed. During the late 1960s and 1970s, murals became an essential form of artistic response and public voice for the Chicano Movement, at a time when other channels of communication were limited for the Mexican-American community. The exhibition will examine a group of murals produced in the greater Los Angeles area in the 1970s and…

September 24, 2017 - March 15, 2018
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: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” explores the unique cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and one of the oldest cities in the Americas. In the 1940s, Salvador emerged as an internationally renowned center of Afro- Brazilian culture, and it remains to this day an important hub of African- inspired artistic practices in Latin America. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon…

November 2017
November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Central Library- Teen’Scape,
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Craft Guatemalan Worry Dolls

Make your own Guatemalan worry doll for yourself or a friend.

December 2017
December 8, 2017 - June 10, 2018
USC Pacific Asia Museum,
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA United States
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Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century

“Winds from Fusang” will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works…

January 2018
January 20 - May 13
Hammer Museum, UCLA,
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Unspeakable: Atlas, Kruger, Walker: Hammer Contemporary Collection

This exhibit is a selection of video installations from the Hammer Contemporary Collection. It features major works by American artists Charles Atlas, Barbara Kruger, and Kara Walker created in the last decade. Using very different strategies of montage, direct address, and narrative imagery, respectively, each of these artists is among our most eloquent social critics. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Hammer Museum.

January 21 - February 25
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora

“Circles and Circuits I” 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 presentation at CAAM will trace the history of Chinese Caribbean art from the 1930s through the period of the region’s independence movements, showcasing the contributions of…

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…


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