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March 2019

March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free – $14

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Opens to the Public

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.

September 2019

September 1 - December 31
Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065 United States

Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery

Featuring more than 100 pieces of rare ceramics from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, this exhibition traces the dramatic changes that transformed the Pueblo pottery tradition in the era following sixteenth-century Spanish colonization to the present. Organized by Pueblo language groups, the show includes pieces by such well-known potters as Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Nampeyo (Hopi) and her descendants, Juan Cruz Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo) and Tonita Peña Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Gladys…

September 24 - November 9
Location Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
Long Beach, CA United States
$7 – $10

De Generación a Generación: Día de los Muertos / Annual Art Exhibition and Altar Display

This year’s Día de los Muertos’ theme addresses our lineages and how we have been consciously and unconsciously shaped by them. It will highlight the way in which previous generations: familial, cultural, and community-oriented, shape our beliefs, habits, and customs. De generación a generación invites artists and audiences to connect with parts of themselves they did not know much about, creating a link between the past and the present. RECEPTION: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00…

October 2019

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery, 4814 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery presents: Dia de los Muertos 2019

Please join us for the opening reception: Friday, October 18, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Exhibition continues: October 18 to November 9, 2019

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States

ARAW NG MGA PATAY // Artist Led Walkthrough at Avenue 50 Studio

Please join us for this special artist led walkthrough of our Day of the Dead exhibition on Saturday, October 19! ARAW NG MGA PATAY: Filipinx-American Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead. Join the participating artists for a community dialogue, discussing their artworks in the show & what honoring their ancestors, death, loss & memory means to them. Community Altar Please bring an offering. Gallery opens at 10AM & walkthrough starts at 1PM. Admission is free, free parking is located behind…

October 25 - November 2
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Día de los Muertos – Novenario Procession at Olvera Street

For over 30 years, the merchants on Olvera Street have celebrated Día de los Muertos. The celebration has evolved to incorporate the pre-Columbian, Aztec, Mayan and Catholic rituals surrounding death. Each night, a vibrant and colorful procession sets the stage for our ceremony. Día de los Muertos is, in fact, a celebration of life – it is not a time to mourn our loved ones, rather it is a time to remember the lives they lead and the many things…

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Franklin High School, 820 N. Ave 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States

13th Annual Native American Heritage Month Community Pow Wow

Come and enjoy dance, music, song, food, arts/crafts vendors, information/community resources and cultural traditions of the Urban American Indian community of Southern California.

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 4, 2019

Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. The park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups and offer free guided lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday.   Check website for time

November 2019

November 1 - November 30
Various locations, Los Angeles, CA United States

American Indian Heritage Month Celebration

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

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Valley Youth Arts Center, 8642 Sunland Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA United States

13th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Sun Valley Youth Arts Center

The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is pleased to present the 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration. Join us for a fun-filled evening of Art Workshops, Student Art Exhibit, Refreshments and Entertainment such as Conjunto Zacamandu bringing the beautiful sounds of Veracruz México for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the after life through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing…


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