For more than a decade, multimedia artist Shinique Smith has employed new, used, and personal recycled clothing, fabrics, and objects—items that exist in the realm of what we call belongings—to construct sculptures, paintings, and site-specific installations. Examining the ways in which these objects resonate on a personal and social scale, Smith’s works operate at the convergence of consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. “Refuge” proposes that we all belong to each other and have the capacity to build, shelter, and strengthen the ties that hold us together as a people.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the California African American Museum
The historic Ford Theatres presents a summer season of music, dance, theatre, film, and family events in its 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre. Picnicking is encouraged! Food and beverages are available for purchase onsite. Check the website for scheduled events and costs.
The Hollywood Bowl is the summer venue for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Nearly 80 concerts are presented during summer each year, including orchestral, jazz, popular, and world music. Sponsor: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Join the annual summer season of Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor amphitheater located in a natural canyon ravine. Picnickers are welcome. Check website for time and performance. Cost: $10 – $33 Adults, Free Children 5 and under Sponsor: Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
This exhibition will unite multiple local histories—of Long Beach, the Pike Amusement Park district, the US Navy, LA Chicano culture and tattoo art. Through the personal stories of 6 community members, Ink will shed light on how tattoo art is an integral part of the historical and cultural fabric of Los Angeles. The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will demonstrate tattoo art is a relevant, multicultural art form, not only in Southern California but throughout the world. Wednesdays,…
Latino Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Latino history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Latino contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include: community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and several music, theater, and dance performances. Check website for events, times and locations throughout the Los Angeles area. Sponsors: Los Angeles City Council, Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs