The Asian Pacific Resource Center is a special collection of the LA County Library that encompasses academic materials as well as film, music, novels, magazines, and newspapers. The collection focuses on the Asian American Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings in history, art, and culture. The center has over 100 titles on microfilm of historical Asian immigrant newspapers published in the US. Also on microfilm, the center has newspapers and documents from the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.
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ASIAN PACIFIC RESOURCE CENTER – LA COUNTY LIBRARY:
Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency
An exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late interdisciplinary artist Milford Graves (1941-2021), whose revolutionary experiments – spanning music, medicine, movement, and art – explore the cosmic relationships between rhythms and the universe. The presentation will be accompanied by live performances and programs specific to music, movement, and medicine. Opening Celebration at ICA LA on February 11, 2023, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon -7:00 p.m., Saturdays…
Myrlande Constant: The Work of Radiance
The Work of Radiance is a retrospective of the groundbreaking 30-year career of Myrlande Constant, and the first solo U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the work of a Haitian female contemporary artist.
Bullerengue and Beyond: Learning the Palenques of the South East Caribbean
When African enslavement is brought up, resistance is often left out. Masters were poisoned, fires were set, martial arts were used, but have you heard of maroon towns? These were entire communities developed by self-liberated (formerly enslaved) Africans, and their descendants still occupy them today. Not only that, there is a rich culture and music that was (and continues to be) composed in these maroon towns. Different regions of the diaspora have different names for maroon towns. Brazil calls them…
Kang Seung Lee: The Heart of a Hand
Kang Seung Lee: The Heart of a Hand pays tribute to Goh Choo San (1948–1987), a pioneering Singaporean-born choreographer who died of an AIDS-related illness at the age of thirty-nine. Although Goh choreographed and performed for prominent ballet companies throughout Asia, Europe, and North America during his lifetime, his legacy remains largely absent from queer, cultural, and dance histories in the United States. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.
My Own Private Rodeo, by Coyote Park
My Own Private Rodeo — an exhibition of new works by Coyote Park. Navigating the world in a body that has been desecrated, reclaimed, brutalized, and empowered, Coyote Park asks. “What does it mean for myself to exist in a way that my elders weren’t allowed to?” These works move through feelings of grief, mourning, loss, pride, redemption, and play. A rodeo of aching glory: where they are the hunter, the hunted, the bull, and the rider.