Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) partners with the student body of Metropolitan High School, a Los Angele Unified School District (LAUSD) continuation school, for school-wide reading and art project with the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The in-school reading program will be complemented by a site visit to the ICA LA where students will explore the museum’s exhibition(s) and enjoy a hands-on activity that further enriches their experience of the book.
Metropolitan High School is located across from the ICA LA. The school has a highly academic program and believes in helping students realize their potential. Most students graduate to pursue a college degree or further job training.
ICA LA is dedicated to the exploration, scholarship, appreciation, and deeper understanding of the exhibitions and ideas on view at the ICA LA, and providing greater access to artists living and working in our community. Exhibition-related programs introduce new ways of seeing an exhibition and support through contemporary art. ICA LA’s mission is to support art that sparks the pleasure of discovery and challenges the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other. Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of fostering artistic experimentation with bold curatorial choices and connecting with various communities via timely, meaningful, and engaging public programs. ICA LA is committed to making contemporary art relevant and accessible for all.
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Much of Simmons’s work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as “Blue Field Explosions” (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00…
Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au- Prince) is best known for his work in photography and printmaking that explores the poetics and politics of place. He examines the public space of the street as a site for civil discourse and disobedience and the more private realm of the home and yard as places for meditative observation and reverie—addressing both as political spheres. Guerrier’s new project for CAAM continues his investigation of history’s relationship to landscape, picturing what the artist has described…
The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics—and uplifted the country for generations. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. –…
Three colorful forty-foot chariots, handmade in the ancient Indian tradition, are hand pulled by huge ropes down Main St. in Santa Monica, accompanied by musicians, singers, and dancers. The parade ends at the festival site at Ocean Front Park in Venice. At the site, huge tents house exhibits, food stands, and two stages. Free vegetarian meals are served to fifteen thousand attendees. Children’s activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and entertainment for family and kids. Sponsor: International Society for…
Bring your entire family and join the crew at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to learn about underwater robotics. Witness R.O.V. (Remotely Operated Vehicle) demonstrations and much more. Sponsor: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks