The Huntington’s Chinese Garden—known as Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance—is more than what it seems. With its tiled roofs, wooden columns, and inscribed placards, it appears to be a replica of the historical gardens in Suzhou, China, that inspired its design. But underneath those seemingly traditional elements are complex layers of materials and ideas unique to the garden’s setting in contemporary California.
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CRAFTING A GARDEN: INSIDE THE CREATION OF LIU FANG YUAN:
The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
Starting over 50 years ago, the Kinsey’s have been on a journey of collecting fine art and primary source historical objects that document the African American experience and illuminate the untold stories of Black Excellence throughout U.S. history. The exhibition focuses on the lives, accomplishments, and brilliance of African Americans from the 16th century through the years of slavery and emancipation to the civil rights movement and modern-day.
LA Pride in The Park
Megan Thee Stallion will headline Friday, June 9th, and Mariah Carey will headline Saturday, June 10th! LA Pride in the Park is more than just A-list music talent. The festival will also feature tons of food and beverage, bars for 21+, an array of local vendors and LGBTQ+ exhibitors, a large sober space, sponsor giveaways, an erotic city for the leather community, and our new feature, the Trans Galleria, highlighting the art and creativity of the LA trans community.
‘Blissful Introspection’ by Komla Letsu Phillip
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
Garden Chats by Cultural Treasures of South LA
Please join us as we partake in storytelling about the rich history of the South LA community, as it relates to Japanese and African -Americans, and of course, delicious food. Garden Chats is a part of a series of events launching the Cultural Treasures of South LA website and database. Visit southlaculture.org to discover more Cultural Treasures and learn about the initiative. Founded in 1928, Senshin is a Buddhist Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Pure Land Mahayana tradition. Please come visit our…
Abandoned- an immersive & interactive experience
What do we do after the world ends? For the people at this outpost in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, the answer is simple, survive. Participants enter this immersive and interactive experience as refugees of the apocalypse, making a rest stop on their way to New Babylon, the last bastion of civilization in this post-apocalyptic world. However, a sudden murder throws the outpost into chaos and puts them in the crosshairs of a powerful entity. With several characters vying for leadership and…