Scattered like stars across the night sky are over 20,000 Pacific Islands in Oceania, with a human history rich in ritual, narrative tradition, innovation, and art. Our mission is to incorporate the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands, with a focus on Micronesia, into a permanent collection, educational programs, rotating exhibits, and living arts.
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PERMANENT COLLECTION AT THE PACIFIC ISLAND ETHNIC ART MUSEUM:
KONTRAPUNKTUS presents THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
KONTRAPUNKTUS triumphantly returns to Westwood this May 28th with “THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.” This rare, yet scintillating production commemorates the artistry of arguably the most important, yet unheralded composer whose ingenuity ushered in the Classical era of music, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
On This Side of the World
A woman flies from the Philippines to America with a one-way ticket and a suitcase full of stories collected from immigrants who came before her—tales of overseas workers, young lovers, and gossipy church ladies; snapshots of undocumented immigrants, millennial princesses, and first-generation Americans. This world-premiere musical gives voices to Filipino immigrants navigating old lives and new beginnings, eight-thousand miles from home. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
A Heated Discussion-Revisited
The provocative, smoldering, and urgent discussion continues… What choices remain to stop the systematic murders of Black people in America? Some choices will shock you, or maybe not!
Evolution of a Sonero
The first full-length solo show by acclaimed artist Flaco Navaja. With unabashed love for The Bronx, a gift for crafting memorable characters, and genuine good humor, Navaja and five top-notch musicians —aka The Razor Blades— bring on the charm, the rhythm, and the soul essential to a Bronx Sonero. Paying homage to many great musical icons —from Janis Joplin to Menudo, from The Doors to Héctor Lavoe, from Jimi Hendrix to Rubén Blades— the play is as much about Navaja’s…
Canoga Park Youth Arts Center 2023 Spring Session
Save the date! Online registration for Spring classes begins March 13 at 8am Registration will be online via Eventbrite: Class fees will be collected in person at our center the week following registration. See the flyer for details. See you soon!