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February 2020

February 1 - March 31
Various locations, Los Angeles, CA United States

African American Heritage Month

African American History Month Programs Our Authors Study Club celebrates the African American History Month with an opening ceremony at City Hall, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and awards luncheon, an oratorical contest, and several church and community events.

February 8 @ 12:00 am - March 21 @ 12:00 am
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Mujer=Rights

“We are worthy, we are special, we are capable, we are powerful” During the months of February and March Avenue 50 will be hosting an exhibition titled “Mujer = Rights”. Make sure to save the date and keep an eye out for more updates! Displaying works by: Adriana Carranza, Emilia Cruz, Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata, Jackie Hernandez, Jazmine Puentes, Karen Neubert, Mar Abella, Suzanna Urquiza, Yaneli Delgado

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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.

February 18 @ 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 19 @ 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 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles, CA United States

“Of Mice And Mixed Media” Canoga Park Youth Arts Center.

“Of Mice And Mixed Media” Feb-15 to March-5 Canoga Park Youth Arts Center. 722 Remmet Avenue Canoga park, 91303  PH 818 346-7099 Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm Mark Volpe, Nadine El Khoury, Rob Jacobs, and Montana Jose An atmospheric interior monologue of color, dreamlike stills of a life lived in childlike animation, postmodern glimpses of a higher plane, and cute, cartoonish mice.The difference between the sublime and the shrewdly adorable is offered by…

February 19 @ 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…

February 19 @ 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

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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 19 @ 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,…

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