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Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection

Date
Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Time
Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Jan 16, 2020 @ 05:00 PM
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
caamuseum.org
Council District
City Council District 2
Event Series Dates
Through February 16
Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South. The region’s vernacular manifests itself in assemblages and quilts, as well as sculptures, paintings, and drawings, executed from found or repurposed objects by largely selftaught artists who spent their careers excluded by the mainstream art world. Reflecting themes associated with spirituality, social justice, folklore, and daily life among common folk, works by artists such as Sam Doyle, “Missionary” Mary Proctor, and Purvis Young mirror the ingenuity, creativity, and deep sense of community among African Americans.

Location

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Phone:
213-744-2024
Website:
www.caamuseum.org

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