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January 2020

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until April 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 5, 2020

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Betye Saar: Call and Response

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…

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 8, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 8, 2020

Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

On Display in the Walled City: Nigeria at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924–1925

In 1924, the British Empire Exhibition opened in London featuring installations of material and trade wealth-based Britain’s global colonies. Among the most popular sites was theThe “Walled City,” which housed the pavilions of the participating West African colonies. On Display in the Walled City showcases 38 objects from the Fowler’s collection that were originally displayed in the Nigerian pavilion, and offers insights into Nigerian art of the early-twentieth-century and the colonial enterprise.   Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays…

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 8, 2020

San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane CA 92374
Redlands, CA 92374
$10

Bernard Hoyes Presents “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change”

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes is pleased to present “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change,” an exhibition of large scale watercolor paintings that speaks to the ecological life of the Desert. The works evoke beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transformation of the land by climate change over the past ten years.

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

LA Blacksmith

For decades black artists in Los Angeles have worked with metal for its historic and symbolic significance, as well as for other sociocultural, political, and practical considerations. LABlacksmith highlights this tradition, from historic Los Angeles metal sculpture that signifies the durability of West African metalsmithing aesthetics to contemporary explorations of iron and steel alloys, bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, and gold. Beginning with Beulah Woodard’s homages to African mask making, LABlacksmith examines how the Watts Rebellion and other political and aesthetic ideas…

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Timothy Washington: Citizen/Ship

Los Angeles–based artist Timothy Washington (b. 1946) has crafted a visionary display of mixed-media works in his Leimert Park residence for over fifty years. A prominent figure during the Black Arts Movement—a key moment in the 1960s and 1970s when African American artists and writers collectively celebrated black culture— Washington has been a pioneer of socio-politically charged work ever since, exhibiting both locally and nationally with renowned fellow artists, such as Charles White and David Hammons. In the late 1970s,…

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century

In 1990, on the first season of the hit primetime television show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, lead actor Will Smith wore a series of boldly hued and geometric looks designed by a young Los Angeles–based urban apparel line named Cross Colours. African American-owned, founded by Carl Jones and T.J. Walker, the brand quickly skyrocketed, securing a plethora of orders across the country and breaking color barriers in the field of men’s apparel. The commercial success of Cross Colours,…

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940

One of the most pervasive stereotypes constructed during the post-Civil War era, and arguably the most enduring image from the days of Jim Crow, the mammy was a staple caricature in the romanticization of the Antebellum South. Popularized into the twentieth century by characters such as “Mammy” in MGM’s hit film Gone with the Wind (1939), this archetype of black domestic servitude was often depicted as good-natured, overweight, and loud. Presenting an ahistorical view of black womanhood within southern plantation…

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection

Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South. The region’s vernacular manifests itself in assemblages and quilts, as well as sculptures, paintings, and drawings, executed from found or repurposed objects by largely selftaught artists who spent their careers excluded by the mainstream art world. Reflecting themes associated with spirituality,…

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

The Museum of African American Art, Macy's 3rd Floor, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

No Crystal Stair: The Photography of John Simmons

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.

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020

Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Through Positive Eyes

Through Positive Eyes is a large-scale photography and storytelling project created in collaboration with more than 130 people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition includes photography and video by artist-activists from 10 cities across the globe and a sculpture installation by Los Angeles–based multimedia artist Alison Saar.

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