Presented at the original Otis Art Institute campus where Charles White was the first African American faculty member, this exhibition illuminates the artist’s impact as a teacher. The show features artwork in diverse media and modes of expression, alongside sketchbooks, photographs, and archival footage that illuminate his pedagogy. The gallery is open to the public every Saturday afternoon from 1–4 pm
The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes approximately 100 drawings and prints along with lesser-known oil paintings. A superb draftsman, White focused on images of both historical and contemporary African Americans, depicted in ideal…
Celebrating the exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, four-time Grammy Award nominee Gerald Clayton and his band will perform a special concert in LACMA’s Bing Theater. Pianist and composer Clayton has been featured at the Hollywood Bowl, Monterey Jazz Festival, Village Vanguard, and Umbria Jazz Festival.