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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Skirball

January 15
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Organizer’s Site
Council District
City Council District 11
MLK Day at the Skirball

MLK Day at the Skirball Cultural Center

FREE on Monday, January 15, 2024 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in honor of the legacy of Dr. King, the Skirball is opening its doors and offering FREE admission to This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition showcases rarely-seen photos of Dr. King alongside more than 150 photographs taken by Movement insiders who chronicled the fight for civil rights.

On this day, enjoy General Admission and access to the rest of the Museum.

Please, reserve your FREE tickets here!

MLK  Day Activities:

  • Docent-led tour of civil rights-era photography exhibition This Light of Ours (1:00 pm).
  • Curator-led tour of The American Library, showcasing the stories of immigrants and Black Americans affected by the Great Migration (2:00 pm).
  • Pop-up poetry and spoken-word performances in the galleries throughout the afternoon.
  • Noah’s Ark at the Skirball – Working together, we can weather any storm. Timed entry required. Reserve your tickets in advance.
  • Please note: The Archaeology Dig and Family Art Studio will be closed.
  • Cooking demo with the Skirball’s Executive Sous Chef Justin Simmons (12:00 pm).
  • Relax in our family lounge, play games, read a special selection of books, and listen to exhibition-inspired music (Haas Conference Center).
  • Screening throughout the afternoon, James Blue’s The March (1964) offers a striking cinematic portrayal of American citizens who took part in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (33 minutes. No MPAA rating.)

And so much more…!

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement exhibition is on view through February 25, 2024.


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
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