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January 2020

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & S. Western Ave., to Crenshaw Blvd. and then south to Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

Join us at the 2020 Martin Luther King Freedom Festival and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through music, art, and activism. The Kingdom Day Parade passionately honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has grown from its humble beginnings into the largest and longest-running Birthday Celebration in the nation! This year, 2020 would have been Dr. King’s 91st birthday. Although he never reached the age of 40, his legacy will live…

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery, 4814 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Bransdall Junior Arts Center Gallery presents
“MMXX The Roaring 1920’s-2020” Adult Student Exhibition

2020 Adult Student Exhibition at Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery Artist’s Reception, Friday, February 14, 2020, 6 to 9:00 p.m. Roaring 1920s or 2020 Themed Costumes Encouraged!   Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee  

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Bridging San Pedro – Exhibition Opening Reception

AGCC proudly presents Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice, an exhibition that highlights the community’s relationships to the land and sea. Curated by jill moniz, this project extends visual literacy and action to empower community and place. Artists and community members come together to honor the past, articulate the complexities of the present and forge a visually communal, participatory language and making that bridges San Pedro. Artists June Edmonds, Cole James, Blue McRight, and Alexis Slickelman will exhibit…

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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…

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection

Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South. The region’s vernacular manifests itself in assemblages and quilts, as well as sculptures, paintings, and drawings, executed from found or repurposed objects by largely selftaught artists who spent their careers excluded by the mainstream art world. Reflecting themes associated with spirituality,…

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Balthazar – A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black African.

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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…

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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,…

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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,…

January 21 @ 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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