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For the past three decades, David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, born 1954) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and self-representation, as well as definitions of “traditional” Indian art. Drawing influence from diverse sources such as Santa Fe–style painting of the 1930s–40s, Renaissance art, pop culture, advertising, and film, Bradley’s work is at once serious and fun, historical and contemporary.
Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work…
American Indian Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of American Indian history, heritage, and tradition in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge American Indian contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include community gatherings, educational programs, gallery exhibits, and music, theater, and dance performances. Various sites throughout Los Angeles
The RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF) annually presents works by Authentic American Indian and Indigenous storytellers, promoting, advocating and empowering independent filmmakers, media artists and content creators of Native peoples. RNIFF Nurtures the Native Narrative beyond the Hollywood perception. Check website for times, locations, ticket prices plus free events.
The Pow Wow gathers everyone into Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate our many cultures on the land of one of the first villages in Los Angeles. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come celebrate our culture as we remain a vital part of the Los Angeles community. Enjoy Art and Crafts vendors, Dance Contests, Native Foods, Hoop Dancers and more.
The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. Check website for times, locations and ticket prices.