Loading Events
Event Series Event Series: Black, Brown and Beige

Black, Brown & Beige

Date
February 28, 2024
Time
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
https://www.wattstowers.org/copy-of-exhibitions-2
Council District
City Council District 15
Event Series Dates
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, starting September 28, 2023, through March 10, 2024

In 1943 Duke Ellington performed for the first time the symphony Black, Brown and Beige at Carnage Hall. Ellington described it as, “a parallel to the history of the American Negro”. The title of the symphony referred to the mistaken assertion that African-Americans can be categorized by a single color. In his tittle, Ellington was highlighting an experience that was broad in spectrum and experience. Conversely, Latinos also share the same generalizations as African- Americans as evidenced by the various accounts of racial profiling by police officers and the media. Unfortunately, the vast diversity in appearance within Latinos and African-Americans, as a result of various diasporas, falls behind the blanket of prejudice. As Ellington pointed out, our variety in appearance perhaps will lead us to distinct experiences, but that does not negate that we still fall under the same umbrella. In light of these shared experiences between both cultures and in an effort to share the various colorful stories that lie behind a label, we have organized the exhibition Black, Brown and Beige. The artists in the exhibition follow the trajectory that Ellington’s symphony set out to cover; historical, transitional and contemporary narratives. Our hope is to present an exhibition that points to an interconnectivity between both cultures and ultimately points to the fact that both cultures are indeed Black, Brown and Beige.


Original Curators: Nery Gabriel Lemus & Jimmy O’Balles

Current Curators: Jimmy O’Balles & Josiah O’Balles

Location

Watts Towers Arts Center Campus
1727 E. 107th St
Watts, CA 90002 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
213.847.4646,
Website:
View Venue Website

Upcoming Events

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Series Event Series (See All)
Arizona Ave, 155-199 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, 90401
Free

Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market

The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers market is widely recognized as one of the largest and most diverse Certified Farmers’ Markets in the nation.  Local residents, out-of-town visitors, celebrities, and many of Los Angeles’ best-known chefs and restaurants, can be found shopping in this location which features over 60 California farms.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Series Event Series (See All)
Fairplex, 2118 N White Ave
Pomona, CA 91768 United States
$20

2023 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPO – YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Asian American Expo  ushers in the Year of the Rabbit; continuing the tradition of hosting the largest Lunar New Year Celebration in America. Eager to roll out the red carpets for attendees, the 41st annual Expo is here to demonstrate why this is a ‘must attend’ cultural celebration in America with a smorgasbord of food, entertainment at every corner, a myriad of vendors to delight one’s urge to splurge, and plenty more activities to participate.  The expo will have 5…

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Series Event Series (See All)
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States
$25 – $29

Gee’s Bend: Shared Legacy

See an installation of prints made by members of Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers’ Collective. The pieces were created by pressing original quilted fabric designs face down on a wax-coated printing plate that captured the fabrics’ texture, seams, and stitching of the original. Through this innovative process, a quilt is translated to a printed surface—a new medium to explore and share the quiltmakers’ creativity. “Gee’s Bend: Shared Legacy” is presented in two six-month installments, each featuring a selection of 12 prints.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, 1727 E. 107th St
Watts, CA 90002 United States
Free

Black, Brown & Beige

In 1943 Duke Ellington performed for the first time the symphony Black, Brown and Beige at Carnage Hall. Ellington described it as, “a parallel to the history of the American Negro”. The title of the symphony referred to the mistaken assertion that African-Americans can be categorized by a single color. In his tittle, Ellington was highlighting an experience that was broad in spectrum and experience. Conversely, Latinos also share the same generalizations as African- Americans as evidenced by the various…

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Series Event Series (See All)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 E. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States
Free

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…

Be in the Loop!

Receive notes about art, culture, and creativity in LA!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact