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In honor of African American Heritage Month, the Alma Reaves-Woods-Watts Branch will be showing the movie Green Book. This a true story about music, friendship, and navigating”Jim Crow” in America.
Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements. Join Blanchard as he discusses his legendary career and nearly three-decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee. Free RSVP at caamuseum.org
A Noise Within and the LA Phil join forces to present a staged reading of potent political theater designed to incite and inspire.
The Movie Music of Spike Lee & Terence Blanchard showcases the long and fruitful collaboration between the uncompromising filmmaker and the brilliant trumpeter and bandleader whose lush scores augment the humanitarian spirit and political heart of Lee’s movies. National Endowment for the Arts
The exhibition features images selected from Simmons’ vast archive of photographs from the 1960s and 1970s and highlights the enduring profoundness of Simmons’ early works.
There’s a woman lived in the woods on the outskirts of town. Her skin was chocolate brown. Upon her head, she wore a crown of bones.” With these powerful words, Cécile McLorin Salvant begins her extraordinary song cycle Ogresse, a stunning fairy-tale suite with very real implications.
Julie Mehretu is a mid-career survey that will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu. The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., …
Betye Saar: Call and Response looks at the relationship between preliminary sketches in small sketchbooks, which Saar has made throughout her career, and finished works. In addition, the show will include approximately a dozen small travel sketchbooks with more finished drawings—relating to leitmotifs seen throughout Saar’s oeuvre—that she has made over a lifetime of journeys worldwide. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…
We shall do arts and crafts relevant to famous persons such as Romare Bearden, Harlem artist along with books about those persons.
Acclaimed scholar and activist Dr. Angela Davis offers a cultural perspective on the role art has played in social justice movements and its potential to effect change today.