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Current Exhibitions and Programs

Hank Willis Thomas exhibition icon

Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space
August 5 - February 19, 2017
Over the last decade, the American artist Hank Willis Thomas (b. 1976) has become known for powerful works that explore issues of identity, media, race, and popular culture. Often appropriating and re-contextualizing common symbols and objects, Thomas’s work points to the assumptions and biases... more

The Ease of Fiction exhibition icon

The Ease of Fiction
October 19, 2016 - February 19, 2017
In The Ease of Fiction, works by four contemporary African artists living in the United States serve as a foundation for a critical discussion about history, fact, and fiction. Recent paintings, drawings, and sculptural works by ruby onyinyechi amanze (b. 1982, Nigeria), Duhirwe Rushemeza (b. 1977, Rwanda),...more

Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses exhibition icon

Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses
October 19, 2016 - February 19, 2017
CAAM presents the first museum exhibition of the work of Los Angeles artist Genevieve Gaignard, who deftly uses installation, photographic self-portraiture, and sculpture to explore race, femininity, and class—and their various intersections. The daughter of a black father and white mother in a Massachusetts...more

Politics, Race, and Propaganda exhibition icon

Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936
October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017
For two weeks in August 1936, Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship masked its racist, militarist character while hosting the Olympic Games. To divert attention from its anti-Semitic agenda and plans for territorial expansion, the regime exploited the Games to dazzle spectators with a false image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany...more

Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection exhibition icon

Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection
October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017
For centuries artists have rendered landscapes—both real and imagined—to consider issues of history, belonging, disenfranchisement, and more. Landscapes can bear witness to stories from the past and offer powerful lessons in the present. Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection includes photographs..more