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
Fun and Games: The 42nd Annual Black Doll Show December 17, 2022 – February 18, 2023 In-Person opening reception: Saturday, December 17, 3 – 6 PM Workshop by “Dolls Of Hope” with Dr. Cynthia Davis 3 – 5 pm (RSVP required for workshop participation, click the link below) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/42nd-annual-black-doll-show-opening-reception-tickets-471981247617 The William Grant Still Arts Center is proud to announce the longest running annual exhibition in Los Angeles, “Fun and Games – The 42nd Annual Black Doll Show”. Our first in person…
A Plaza Cocina opened its newest exhibition, The Legacy of Cacao, which focuses on chocolate, one of the most popular foods in the world. The exhibition follows the evolution of chocolate from its first reference by the Olmec civilization, more than 2,000 years ago, to the present day.
This exhibition features the Fowler’s extraordinary collection of Asafo flags from Ghana. Colorful and conceptually layered, the flags are insignia for the historical and still thriving military companies of Fante states in southern Ghana. They are created by various workshops active in the region to this day and are paraded by the companies to celebrate their strength and preserve the memory of their role as community defendants.
Adornment | Artifact is a multi-venue art experience that celebrates ancient Nubia through contemporary art, events, and conversations. Housed at multiple sites across the city, Adornment | Artifact investigates how contemporary artworks made in Los Angeles by LA-based artists engage and express the traditions, objects and materials that shaped the cultures of the Nile River Valley.
Adornment | Artifact is a multi-venue art experience that celebrates ancient Nubia through contemporary art, events, and conversations. Housed at multiple sites across the city, Adornment ⏐ Artifact investigates how contemporary artworks made in Los Angeles by LA-based artists engage and express the traditions, objects, and materials that shaped the cultures of the Nile River Valley.