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February 2020

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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RAVE Cinemas 15 and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States

Pan African Film and Arts Festival

America’s largest black film festival showcasing over 150 new films from Africa, the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, South America, and Canada. This event also features 100 Black fine artists and craftspeople, poetry, fashion shows, free forums, and panel discussions. Check online for films, times and ticket prices.

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bridge Gallery Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EXHIBITION – STAND UP: THE ART AND POLITICS OF COMEDY

Join Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and Councilwoman, Sixth District; Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr.; and the Los Angeles City Council for the opening of the 2020 African American Heritage Month exhibition, Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy, at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery in City Hall. The exhibition will honor past African American stand-up comedians and feature current African American comedians of achievement. In addition, local African American…

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2020

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States

The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Recent portrait-like paintings by contemporary British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye are displayed adjacent to the historic Portrait Gallery at The Huntington. The installation of five of Yiadom-Boakye’s studies of fictional characters create a dialogue with The Huntington’s collection of highly formal 18th-century British portraits. Drawn from the world of found images and imagination, Yiadom-Boakye’s figures seem familiar but also mysterious.   Mondays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Except Tuesdays) $25 weekdays / $29 weekends

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 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

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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…

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 22, 2020

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 22, 2020

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

Julie Mehretu

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., …

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$10 – $25

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   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.    

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2020

Art + Practice, 3401 W 43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection

This exhibition draws from philanthropist, art collector and Art + Practice co-founder Eileen Harris Norton’s collection, showcasing a selection of artworks by women of color. The exhibition seeks to highlight an intergenerational, multi-ethnic group of trailblazing artists who have profoundly impacted the landscape of contemporary art. Works range from painting and sculpture to video and installation, and include artists such as Shirin Neshat, Betye Saar, Doris Salcedo, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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,…

February 25 @ 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,…

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 1, 2020

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The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

LA #Unshuttered

LA #Unshuttered showcases the photography of young artists advocating for social justice. Featured are works by ten Los Angeles-based, high-school students who have been learning about, engaging in, and working for causes greater than themselves.   Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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