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Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all workshops!

Special Notes ...

During each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday throughout the months of July and August from 12 Noon until 3PM, families are encouraged to dop in and make art together which they can take home.  Planned art projects are suitable for all ages.  Like all programming and events at CAAM.

Also, beginning with the month of July and throught the summer season, we'll host screenings every Thursday at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. Guests can see a variety of documentaries intended to educate and entertain. Open to all ages. Pick your favorite or just come and see them all.

Most programs at CAAM are free to the public.  For additional information, please refer to the descriptions below.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 1PM/2PM/3PM | Family Film Day at CAAM

MIGHTY TIMES:  The Childrens' March (2004, 40 min) This documentary tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama braved firehoses and police dogs in 1963, and brought segregation to its knees.  Their heroism helped to compel President John F. Kennedy to introduce the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a key piece of federal legislation that transformed not just the south but the entire nation.  Produced by Hudson & Hudson for Teaching Tolerance.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 11AM (Galleries Open); Performances 1PM - 5PM

TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM:  A SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION PROGRAM

We're celebrating America's birthday "CAAM STYLE!"  The Museum is open on Friday, July 4th from 11AM to 5PM after which we will extend our hours with a live music concert program beginning at 6PM on CAAM's outdoor Plaza Stage.  Along with the great music, we will provide the perfect evening setting for Exposition Park's annual fireworks display at dusk.  We'll even save a spot for you on our lawn, but you may want to bring your own blanket to sit on!

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 12 Noon - 3PM, CRAFT & CREATIVITY | ART WORKSHOP

ART WORKSHOP IN CAAM'S COURTYARD - CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL HATS

Throughout the Caribbean, it is a tradition during Carnival season to wear lively and dramatic hats.  Let's pay homage to Geoffrey Holder's Trinidadian roots by making a carnival hat from a variety of paper and cloth emblishments.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 1PM and 3PM DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS (Two Showings)

CARMEN AND GEOFFREY (2005, 80 min)

This intimate documentary follows the careers of two artistic icons: Carmen de Lavallade, the dynamic dancer, teacher, and choreographer raised in Los Angeles, who later moved to New York City with Alvin Ailey and began a legacy of dance in America. There she met her future husband, Geoffrey Holder, a Trinidadian-born choreographer, set and costume designer, painter and eventual Tony Award winner for The Wiz.  The documentary includes feature interviews and performance footage of their friends and colleagues such as dancers Judith Jamison, Gus Solomons, Jr., Dudley Williams, and Ulysses Dove, in addition to historic footage of Alvin Ailey. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 10, 2014, Screenings at 1PM/2PM/3PM | DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM

Venus Vs (2013, 80 min)
In 2005, Venus Williams joined Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Chris Evert and others in the crusad to convince Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal prizes to men and women.  Venus was supported by Tony Blair after she wrote a poignant letter to the London Times in which she declared Wimbledon to be on the "wrong side of history."  Venus led the campaign for gender equality and, in February 2007, both Wimbledon and the French Open changed their policies.  That same year Venus won Wimbledon, earning the same prize as Roger Federer.  Directed by Ava DuVernay.  RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1PM - 5PM | DISCUSSION

CONVERSATIONS AT CAAM - Dorthy Johnson

Pocatello, Idaho-born Dorthy Johnson was the first African American and the first person from Idaho to be a semi-finalist in a major beauty pageant.  Fifty years ago, in the midst of the civil rights struggle and several months before the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, Ms. Johnson won the title of 'Miss Idaho', and competed in the 'Miss USA' pageant.  She has appeared on the cover of JET magazine, and has been profiled in Ebony, LIFE, and TIME magazines in addition to other publications.

Thursday, July 17, 2014, Screenings at 1PM/2PM/3PM | DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM

Tom Bradley's Impossible Dream (2014, 45 min)

Directors Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor present the untold story of Los angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city elected with an overwhelmingly white majority.  His unique multi-racial coalition united a divided city, transformed Los Angeles, and laid the groundwork for political coalitions unsurpassed until the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.

Friday, July 18, 2014, 12 Noon - 3PM | SPECIAL EVENT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON MANDELA CELEBRATION!

We will reflect upon the life of Nelson Mandela, civil rights leader of the African National Congress and the first Black African President of South Africa.  Join us for art activities, poetry readings, traditional South African music recordings, and storytelling all inspired by the great Nelson Mandela.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014, 9AM - 2:30PM | SPECIAL OFF-SITE BUS TOUR

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT, AND WE'VE CLOSED THE RSVP LIST!

GET ON THE BUS TOUR: Fabulous Homes Designed by Paul Revere Williams

We will depart from CAAM at 9AM for this guided excursion through Hancock Park, the historic West Adams district, and Beverly Hills to view the wonderful architectural gems designed by Los Angeles' architect Paul Revere Williams.  The fee for this tour is $20.00.  Please bring a brown bag lunch.  Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  To secure a seat in advance, please contact Elise Woodson at 213.744.7536 or via email at ewoodson@caamuseum.org.

Thursday, July 24, 2014, Screenings at 1PM/2PM/3PM | DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM

The Beauty Culture (2011, 45 min)

Director Lauren Greenfield's documentary created for the Annenberg Space for Photography deals with how feminine beauty is defined, challenged, and revered in modern society.  Featured are photographers Albert Watson, Melvin Skolsky, and Tyen.  Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Janet Leigh, provides commentary.

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1PM - 5PM | TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM
ART WORKSHOP AND LIVE PERFORMANCES

COOL YOUR HEELS IN THE SHADE - CAAM'S ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY!

Join us on CAAM's Plaza under our shaded canopy and have some fun at our annual summer party.  Our line-up includes featured musical artists and performers, and the entire family can chill creating great artworks in our free workshops.

Thursday, August 7, 2014, Screenings at 1PM/2PM/3PM | DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

FAMILY FILM DAY AT CAAM

Ethnic Notions (1989, 57 min)

Director/producer Marlon Riggs' documentary, Ethnic Notions, takes us through American History as it traces the evolution of the deeply-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice.  This film explores caricatures like "Loyal Toms," "Faithful Mammies," and "Grinning Coons," that permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the 1950s.

Saturday, August 9, 2014, 2PM - 4PM | EXHIBITION TOUR

CURATORIAL WALK-THROUGH & CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL KILGORE AND ANTHONY "EVE" KEMP

Museum visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a walk-through of the exhibition Curvature:  Lines and Shape with the artists Michael Kilgore and Anthony "Eve" Kemp, and the Exhibition and CAAM's Visual Arts Curator, Vida L. Brown.  Each artist will provide insight about their artwork, their inspirations, style and approach to their artistic concepts and compositions.

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2PM| ART WORKSHOP

COLLAGE PORTRAITS

Experiment with making a unique portrait inspired by Romare Bearden's famous collage stylings.  Materials will be provided but you can bring magazines, too.  Workshop will be led by our Gallery Services Guide II, Karl Jean Petion.

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11AM - 4PM | FILM SCREENINGS

FOURTH ANNUAL SHORTS SHOWCASE AT CAAM

A wide variety of independent films - both narrative and expository, web-series episodes, and music videos of 30 minutes or less in length are screened over the entire weekend with talk backs with directors, producers, writers, actors, and editors immediately following.  Submissions welcome and must be received by 5PM, Thursday, July 31st.  For additional information, contact Elise Woodson at 213.744.7536.  Attendance is free, but RSVP is preferred at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1PM - 4PM (Galleries open at 11AM)

TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM:  A CARIBBEAN MUSICAL POTPOURRI

Our Caribbean musical melange brings together the collective cultures of the Caribbean's musical styles, including Reggae, Calypso, Soca, and Latin American sounds while adding a touch of dance and spoken word to sweeten the peppery potpourri.  Can you say "Hot!"?

Saturday September 20, 2014, 1PM - 4PM | EXHIBITION TOUR

CURATORIAL WALK-THROUGH & CONVERSATION WITH YRNEH GABON BROWN

Join artist Yrneh Gabon Brown and Exhibition and Visual Arts Curator Mar Hollingsworth for a dynamic walk-through of the exhibition Visibly Invisible, followed by an informatl conversation with local scholars, advisors, and supporters Paul Van Blum and Karen Koblitz.  Light refreshments to follow RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2PM - 4PM | EXHIBITION TOUR

CURATORIAL WALK-THROUGH & CONVERSATION WITH YRNEH GABON BROWN

Join us for a conversation and walk-through with the artist Mark Steven Greenfield and CAAM's Visual Arts Curator Mar Hollingsworth as we explore the work on view in the exhibition Lookin' Back in Front of Me.  Light refreshments to follow. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2PM - 4PM | MASTER CLASS - LIFE DRAWING

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. Details for registration are forthcoming. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2PM - 4PM | ART DISCUSSION:  CUBISM IN AFRICAN AMERICAN ART

Artist and Arts Educator June Edmond, and Visual Arts Curator Vida L. Brown will discuss the artworks of well-known African American artists whosse works reflect and embrace the styles and elements defined in Cubism.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.  

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE ALWAYS FREE. PARKING AVAILABLE FOR $10.00 AT THE LOT LOCATED AT 39TH AND FIGUEROA STREETS.

FOR INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS RELATED TO OUR EXHIBITS, PLEASE GO TO THAT EXHIBIT'S PAGE.