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February 2018

February 1 - August 26
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity

Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au- Prince) is best known for his work in photography and printmaking that explores the poetics and politics of place. He examines the public space of the street as a site for civil discourse and disobedience and the more private realm of the home and yard as places for meditative observation and reverie—addressing both as political spheres. Guerrier’s new project for CAAM continues his investigation of history’s relationship to landscape, picturing what the artist has described…

February 8 - August 26
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles

The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics—and uplifted the country for generations. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. –…

February 26 - September 3
Downtown Hermosa Beach, Intersection of Valley Drive and Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA United States
Free

Fiesta Hermosa

For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in downtown Hermosa Beach. Sponsor: Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce

March 2018

March 14 - September 9
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Charting the Terrain: Eric Mack and Pamela Smith Hudson

In this exhibit new and recent works by Atlanta-based artist Eric Mack and Los Angeles-based artist Pamela Smith Hudson offer nuanced, abstract perspectives on the West Coast landscape. Both artists create intricate compositions of aerial views that are reminiscent of topographic or satellite maps. Their detailed landscapes portray beaches and forests, sites that have recently endured natural and man-made devastation and rejuvenation. Honing in on their surroundings with geometrical, patterned, and grid-like or undulating forms, Mack and Smith Hudson provide…

March 14 - September 9
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Shinique Smith: Refuge

For more than a decade, multimedia artist Shinique Smith has employed new, used, and personal recycled clothing, fabrics, and objects—items that exist in the realm of what we call belongings—to construct sculptures, paintings, and site-specific installations. Examining the ways in which these objects resonate on a personal and social scale, Smith’s works operate at the convergence of consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. “Refuge” proposes that we all belong to each other and have the capacity to build, shelter, and strengthen the…

April 2018

April 4 - October 28
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project

Artist Kip Fulbeck continues his project, begun in 2001, of photographing persons who identify as “Hapa”—of mixed Asian/Pacific Islander descent—as a means of promoting awareness and positive acceptance of multiracial identity. Through October 28 Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors & Youth – $6, Members & Children 5 and under Free Free Thursday evenings and all day every third Thursday of the month. Sponsor: Japanese American National Museum

April 11 - September 3
Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States

In Search of New Markets: Craft Traditions in Nineteenth-Century India

In Search of New Markets explores how Indian craft traditions were re-imagined for the export market in the 19th century. The objects on view in this intimate exhibition were created for commercial purposes and marks the first time that several of these works have been on view at the Museum. The exhibit explores the historical sources and practices that informed the production of ceramics and wooden furniture in colonial India. It also reveals the distinctly modern modes of promotion and…

May 2018

May 2 - August 24
NewFilmmakersLA On Location 2018

Call for Entries: NFMLA ON LOCATION: Los Angeles Video Project

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is thrilled to invite you to create a short film for the 2018 On Location film competition! Tell us your story in a narrative, documentary, commercial or animation format that positively highlights Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Create original, branded entertainment with Los Angeles as the experience. These short films will celebrate our fabulous City of LA and answer the question “What is your LA?” This competition is an excellent opportunity for you…

May 6 - September 9
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art

Explore the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society. The exhibition will examine this appropriation of the past, largely in the context of the present, by assembling 125 works of art in a variety of media—photography, painting, sculpture, video, posters, political cartoons, animation, and historical illustrated manuscripts. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults – $15, Seniors – $10, Members, Students…

May 18 - November 4
Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA United States

Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop

A look into hip hop in the greater Los Angeles region as a site of resistance, refuge, and reinvention for today’s Asian American communities. The exhibition will include site-specific murals as immersive environments by famed hip hop graffiti and mural artists as well as paintings, photographs, audio/video installations and historical ephemera. Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Members – Free Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sponsor: Chinese American Museum


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