Join Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and Councilwoman, Sixth District; Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr.; and the Los Angeles City Council for the opening of the 2020 African American Heritage Month exhibition, Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy, at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery in City Hall.
The exhibition will honor past African American stand-up comedians and feature current African American comedians of achievement. In addition, local African American comedy club owners, writers, and producers will also be highlighted. The exhibition will provide a glimpse into the comedy world from an African American perspective to include the origins of Jump Jim Crow and its influence on American culture. A review of performing venues, segregated social clubs, theaters, and policies to desegregate performing venues will also be presented
Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale interviews Los Angeles–based artist rafa esparza about new strategies for collaboration in isolation, his newest project that aims to abolish migrant detention, and artwork by Latinx artists that are inspiring him in the midst of a pandemic.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The only way to heal the body is if we heal the heart and Raquel lived in her own flesh how laughter can help her to live happier and thanks to her personal experience she founded RED NOSE to help others who are in hospitals to have happier days.
This archived exhibition explores the 1970’s Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. With the establishment of the first Chicano art gallery in East Los Angeles, Chicano artists initiated a collective reimagining the urban landscape through such media as photography, graphic arts, murals, painting, and sculpture. These artists mapped another L.A., harnessing their work as part of a social protest and community empowerment movement.
$10 – $25
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Loosen up your strokes and learn the art of expressive mark-making with Sumi in this 3-session workshop.