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#LookingAtMyLosAngeles

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April 1
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June 23
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

As part of this year’s 10th anniversary celebration of the literacy initiative, the Big Read Program, and the featured title, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, Angelenos are invited to participate in a citywide art awareness and cultural appreciation campaign, #LookingAtMyLosAngeles.

Starting on April 1 Angelenos can send a picture of a mural, monument, historic site or related public work in Los Angeles that features historic figures, civil rights themes, and/or address social issues. A 30-second video of creative expression in front of public artworks or related locations are encouraged.  Through the use of The Story Map Tour App participants will discover suggested locations featuring a place-based narrative with images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Users have the option of clicking sequentially through the narrative or can browse by interacting with the map or using the thumbnail carousel.

Tag DCA on Instagram so it can be shared but also use the following hashtags to promote the campaign:

#LookingAtMyLosAngeles
#neaBigRead
#CitizenAnAmericanLyric
#SharingMyLA

For more information, please visit culturela.org, BigReadLA.org, and neabigread.org. For information about #LookingatMyLosAngeles, or call 213.202.5507.

Upcoming Events

January 24 - July 31
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

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…

February 1 - August 26
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity

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…

February 8 - August 26
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles

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. –…

February 11 - July 1
Fowler Museum at UCLA, W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power

Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale episodic painting cycle Bread, Butter, and Power forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition, which seeks to explore ideas about the many ways that democratic concepts influence our lives, loves, and relationships on macro- and micro-levels. This twenty-panel installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender. Sponsored by Fowler Museum

February 25 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ocean Front Park, Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States
Free

Festival of the Chariots

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…


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