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The Huntington hosts video and recorded programs each program or lecture is based on themes related to its collections. The lectures and conference remain online for on demand viewing.
Essays and conversations on all things opera, created for you by LA Opera’s beloved Music Director. Listen to his Podcast and grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a chat.
Movement/Matters curator Tyree Boyd-Pates is joined by original BLM-LA member and Dance Activism founder Dr. Shamell Bell for a discussion of the intersection of dance, protest, and the necessity of self-care. The event includes short dance films “Hold On” and “It’s Been a Long Time Coming.”
Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, discusses the origins of Afrofuturism.
LA Opera is thrilled to offer new Spanish language, online programming that you can enjoy from home. Visit our Programas en español page for podcasts and videos. The page will be updated regularly with more special content and resources from our partners each week. LA Opera Connects está encantada de ofrecer programas en español. Visite esta página regularmente para obtener más contenido especial y recursos de nuestros socios.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in art, culture, and community during CAAM’s virtual festival. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages, including a panel about his legacy, family art workshops, and more.
Art has the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. The Hammer’s lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and performances aim to spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Many of these programs were recorded, you can find them on our YouTube channel.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks panel as an all-star line-up of playwrights including Luis Alfaro, Boni B. Alvarez, Bekah Brunstetter, Aleshea Harris, Jeremy O. Harris, Molly Smith Metzler, and Dominique Morisseau talk about writing for a changing world.
Amy Stanley, professor of history at Northwestern University, introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate.
Curated by influential DJ and cultural programmer Sasha Ali (a.k.a. Miss Modular), Midnight in the Diaspora explores how L.A.-based artists either born outside of the United States or working between more than one country are bringing a combination of global influences to the city’s music and nightlife.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the nation’s premier authorities on the Founding era, discusses how Americans today deal with problematic historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, in the inaugural lecture for the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington.
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles” on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and a talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
An En Casa con LA Plaza session focusing on the work of Gov. Jose Figueroa, a General and the Mexican territorial Governor of Alta California from 1833 to 1835, who devised a plan to secularize the missions in the 1830 and was later immortalized with a Los Angeles street named in his honor. The panel will discuss its opposition to a plan to rename a portion of Figueroa Street. Check back frequently, new programs are added regularly.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers, associate professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, draws upon the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals, the correspondence and account books of slave traders, and a wide range of other material (including travel writing, newspapers, and business directories) to show the myriad ways in which white, primarily married, women actively participated in the South’s slave market economy, which involved the buying, selling, and hiring of enslaved people.
ALOUD is recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. ALOUD podcasts are updated on a weekly basis and contain an archive all programs.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks event with local arts leaders from Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company, Fountain Theatre, Deaf West Theatre, and The Industry Network, plus industry innovators from Situation & Oregon Shakespeare Festival discussing how we’re going digital and moving creating online.
The remarkable group of Rembrandt paintings in Southern California museums represents nearly every phase of the artist’s long and productive career. In addition, Rembrandt in Southern California provides insight into the rich holdings of etchings and drawings on paper by the master in museums throughout the region. Together, Southern California’s drawn, etched, and painted works attest to the remarkable range of Rembrandt’s achievement across his long career.