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January 2019

January 25 - December 31
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

Artist Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory. Much of Simmons’s work centers on his signature erasure techniques.   Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

April 2019

April 1 - October 27
Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Hammer Projects: Yunhee Min

Min adapts the vibrant abstract imagery of her paintings on canvas to the steps of the Hammer’s lobby staircase, in the first Project to be oriented on the floor rather than the walls. Her examination of the impact of the Light and Space movement on generations of artists in Los Angeles is evident in her newest washy, layered, and brightly colored paintings.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.…

May 2019

May 2 - December 5
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2019

Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway
Los Angeles,
Free

Chinatown After Dark

This First Thursday monthly event features innovative chefs who test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event features talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

May 5 - October 20
Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman

Since the 5th century, stepwells have served as water-harvesting systems that descend into the earth and enable communities to access the water table or rainwater gathered below. A selection of 46 photographs by journalist Victoria Lautman captures the diversity and sublime beauty of these architectural marvels.   Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

September 2019

September 1 - December 21
Vincent Price Art Museum, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
Free

Carolina Caycedo: Apariciones/Apparitions

Caycedo’s Apariciones/Apparitions reconceptualizes spaces within the Huntington through African and indigenous spiritual and dance practices from the Americas. In this work, dancers embody past entities returning to the earthly realm. Caycedo worked with choreographer Marina Magalhães to develop gestures inspired by the Candomblé religion and the goddess Oxúm, a deity of water, pleasure, fertility, and sexuality. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

September 1 - December 21
Vincent Price Art Museum, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
Free

Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers): The World You Know Is A Fiction. You Know We Had to Do A Remix, Right? Vignettes of The Frenglish Empire in North America (1780-1795)

Within his artistic practice, Umar Rashid blends fictional and real histories, while freely traversing both time and world geography. Rich with detail, Rashid’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures reference colonialism, empire, and westward expansion in the Americas during the 18th century, remixing global players – African, European, and indigenous peoples – in a process of storytelling and mythmaking. By reworking the historic projects of colonization, war, and the making of nation-states, Rashid creates alternate narratives, scripting a different past for human…

September 1 - December 31
Vincent Price Art Museum, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
Free

Images of The Divine in Everyday Mexico: Ex-Votos and Retablos from The Permanent Collection

Selected from the museum’s permanent collection, this group of votive paintings from Mexico spans the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Known as ex-votos (meaning “from a vow” in Latin) or retablos (meaning “behind the altar” in Latin), these small paintings on tin are religious offerings venerating the divine or expressing gratitude for an answered prayer. These are public and private expressions of faith meant to evidence divine intervention within daily life. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon –…

September 1 - December 31
Vincent Price Art Museum, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
Free

Form and Function in the Ancient Americas

Vincent Price Art Museum’s permanent collection includes artworks from ancient civilizations in Central and South America, with a concentration of art from West Mexico and Peru. Form and Function in the Ancient Americas highlight the wide range of cultures represented in our pre-Columbian collection. Cultures from the Nayarit-Jalisco-Colima region of West Mexico (2000 – 1000 BCE) to the Chimú of Peru (900-1500 CE) are featured.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, 12:00 noon –…

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

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 1 - November 10
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Gordon Parks – The Flávio Story

While on assignment to document poverty in Brazil for Life magazine, American photographer Gordon Parks encountered one of the most important subjects of his career: Flávio da Silva. Parks featured the resourceful, ailing boy, who lived with his family in one of Rio’s working-class neighborhoods known as favelas, in his 1961 photo essay “Freedom’s Fearful Foe: Poverty.” This exhibition explores the celebrated photo essay, tracing the extraordinary chain of events it triggered and Parks’s representation of Flávio over several decades.…

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