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Works from the artists José Bedia and Belkis Ayón’s explore the history and stories embedded in Afro-Cuban spiritual practices and religious traditions.
Artist Luchita Hurtado’s expansive career was marked by a rigorous commitment to experimentation, as demonstrated by her body landscapes from the 1960s and 1970s, on view in Made in L.A. 2018. She discusses her practice with Andrianna Campbell, a writer and art history doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in modern and contemporary American art.
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920). Prior to 2016, the remarkable breadth of Hurtado’s eight-decade career was virtually unknown, as her works were kept in storage and out of public view for most of her life.
The Riverside Art Museum is reconnecting with artists whose exhibitions at RAM moved and inspired us. In this discussion, you’ll find out how they are sheltering in place, what they are working on, what inspires them, and, perhaps, even what they’re baking. CiCi Segura Gonzalez’s work was last exhibited at RAM in 2017 in Papel Chicano Dos.
LA Plaza explores the history and contemporary experiences of afroLAtinidad in Los Angeles through art, photographs, and personal objects in “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city.” In the exhibition, visitors enter a recreated Afro-Latinx home and understand how this vibrant, yet underrepresented community is central to Los Angeles culture.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to hosted a retrospective exhibition of work by legendary L.A. Chicano artist Frank Romero. The exhibition spans over 50 years of the artist’s career.
Bermúdez-Silverman mines her personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. There is a video with Bermúdez-Silverman about her show and exhibition preview of her art.
Interplay: Poetry and Art, features poets working in a variety of styles to respond to specific artworks in the Broad collection to demonstrate the bond between visual art and literature.
Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the earlier periods in the artist’s life that played a significant influence on his artistic styles and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 1960s, to a burst of color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles. It explores his search for his cultural roots and sexual identity and his personal and professional relationship with his wife and fellow artist Elsa Flores Almaraz.
For The Love of L.A. by Rafael Cardenas. is a collage of poetry, photography, and music created within this moment of social distancing and political uprising. Each poet offers a glimpse of places and memories that exemplify their slice of Los Angeles.