We’re about to ignite a musical conflagration of jazz and blues. Various artists from our community will flaunt their musical prowess in jazz, blues and spoken word. Co-hosted by actor Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter and performer Peggi Blu with featured musician Dawn Norfleet. Trust us: It will be smokin’!
Come study the lines and shapes presented in the artworks Kilgore and Kemp. Then have fun participating in a life drawing class, with a live model with instruction given by artist George Evans. Although the model will not be nude, this class is recommended for individuals with life drawing experience, ages 15 years and older. Space is limited. Click here for Details and to register.
Artist and Arts Educator June Edmond and Visual Arts Curator Vida L. Brown will discuss the artworks of well-known African American artists whose works reflect and embrace the styles and elements defined in Cubism. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
Join us as we celebrate our unique differences and highlight the work of artist Yrneh Gabon Brown’s Visibly Invisible exhibition. As part of this Target Sunday, Yrneh Gabon Brown will perform a unique piece and be accompanied by the professional JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. The afternoon will include documentary screenings that explore the realities facing those with albinism globally.
In conjunction with the CAAM exhibition Lookin' Back In Front of Me, a survey of the artistic output of Mark Steven Greenfield, this lively and thought-provoking meditation workshop will be conducted by Sibgonile West who is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) Program as espoused by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She has taught TM throughout the United States including the University of Northern Iowa. As a researcher, she has examined the health benefits of TM at the King Drew Medical Center and the University of California Irvine. Her "easy to do technique" of meditation takes novices to the source of thought, expanding their self-awareness and inner knowingness. There is a natural outcome of inner peace while at the same time a fueling of creative vitality.
This event is free to the public. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, director Nailah Jefferson’s
Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast. This documentary explores one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. Forty-nine million barrels of oil devastated the once vibrant coastal waters, and inspired a generations-old community of African-American fishermen to demand justice, accountability, and a return to their way of life. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Hill speaks courageously and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led to her testimony before the Senate and the obstacles she faced by simply telling the truth. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class,
African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris and his best friend Seun,
who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’
divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative and intimate documentary presents
complicated truths about America’s struggle to come to terms with issues of race, class and opportunity. Directors:
Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. Idris will be present at CAAM for a ‘talkback’ and Q &A afterwards. RSVP preferred at
Join us as we move our stage from CAAM to King Boulevard for CicLAvia and celebrate our annual Kwanzaa program.
We’ll have spoken word, dance and music highlighting our seasonal revelry. Remember to visit our Holiday Marketplace of Target Sunday vendors! In addition, we will take a few moments to pay a special tribute on the 73rd anniversary of our fallen military heroes in the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
CAAM, in conjunction with Unforgetting LA and LA AS SUBJECT, is hosting this “teach-in” session on how to edit Wikipedia entries facilitated by Wikipedia expert, Cal Art’s Stacey Allen, editor of the respected arts magazine East of Borneo. Stacey will provide detailed instruction on how to edit and update pages on this popular internet encyclopedia, and we’ll use source materials from CAAM’s Research Library. This is an opportunity for you to enhance your research and editing skills while learning more about African American visual artists. Bring your laptop and come ready to have some fun!
Create a unique gift for someone special at our holiday workshop. Embellish a totebag, découpage a favorite photograph on a decorative tile or bring in an old ornament and give it new life. This workshop is free and begins at 2pm in CAAM’s Courtyard. RSVP at 213.744.2024 to reserve a space. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Create a unique gift for someone special at our holiday workshop. Embellish a totebag, découpage a favorite photograph on a decorative tile, or bring in an old ornament and give it new life. This workshop is free and begins at 2pm in CAAM’s Courtyard. RSVP at 213.744.2024 to reserve a space. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Documentary screening after which a discussion will follow. CAAM is grateful to the organization Under the Same Sun for allowing us to screen this important film. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Dr. Edna Briggs of the California African American Genealogical Society will conduct a hands-on workshop for families interested in learning how to research their 'roots'. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
CAAM is proud to present a panel discussion exploring the genetics of albinism, and the socio-political factors influencing the harsh treatment of the albino population in Tanzania. Panelists include Dr. Murray Brilliant, PhD., Senior Scientist, Director of the Center for Human Genetics at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin, and Dr. Rebecca Kammer, Clinical Consultant, Optometric Education at VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies and founder of Low Vision U in Orange County. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
This documentary looks at the birth of 'minstrelsy' that played a huge role in American popular culture immediately after the Civil War and through the 1920s. The afternoon includes an in-depth conversaton with the visual artist - Mark Steven Greenfield - whose artistic output is currently on display in the CAAM exhibition LOOKING BACK IN FRONT OF ME: Selected Works of Mark Steven Greenfield, 1974-2014. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
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