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California African American Museum

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600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
213-744-2024 www.caamuseum.org

March 2021

March 6
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2021

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth profiles twenty-seven revolutionary men including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country. Their achievements are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American experience, becoming emblems of excellence in spite of society’s barriers.   Until the Museum reopens be sure to see the Conversations around Men of Change,  online tours of the exhibit, and related programs…

March 6
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2021

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States

Nikita Gale: PRIVATE DANCER

In the installation at CAAM, theatrical lighting trusses are transformed into sculpture, and programmed lights dance to an unheard soundtrack of music by Tina Turner, an icon the artist has been referencing for over six years. By isolating the visual language of live performance in the gallery and separating it from the expectation of audio, Gale creates an uncanny experience that serves as a meditation on the limits of the body, the demands of celebrity, and silence as a political…

March 6
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2021

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

Sanctuary features recently acquired works that explore the concepts of safety and refuge as they relate to the African American experience. Whether real, staged, or imagined, the worlds depicted in these photographs and mixed-media works support complex narratives and assert the importance of claiming a place of one’s own.   Until the Museum reopens be sure to see interviews with Artists and the recent acquisitions on CAAM’s YouTube Channel.

March 6
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2021

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Sula Bermudez – Silverman: Neither Fish, Flesh, nor Fowl

The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. Elsewhere, she embroiders vintage doilies with her own hair to depict the human body, as well as language that references the legacy of colorism and passing in the African diaspora.  In the works debuting at CAAM, she addresses early global trade, the beginnings of commodification, and economic hierarchies by…

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