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ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE FREE! - RSVP TO 213.744.2024

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Opening Celebration: Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

Come one come all!
DJ Rashida | Joi | DJ Lynnee Denise | Good art, people & food
FREE
Click here to RSVP by October 14, 2016 or call 213.744.2024.

Celebrating the openings of:
The Ease of Fiction
October 19, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses
October 19, 2016 – February 19, 2017
Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936
October 19, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection
October 19, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space
Now – February 19, 2017
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation: The Ease of Fiction
Location: Art + Practice, 4339 S. Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles

This special edition of In Conversation takes place at Art + Practice in Leimert Park and brings together artists ruby onyinyechi amanze, Meleko Mokgosi, Duhirwe Rushemeza, and Sherin Guirguis with exhibition curator Dexter Wimberly on the occasion of the opening of The Ease of Fiction. Through a conversation about the exhibition’s themes and the artists’ works the panelists will uncover shared trajectories among their diverse practices.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
First Place!

The exhibition Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936 highlights the achievements of various athletes during the 1936 Olympic games, including medal winners Jesse Owens and Mack Robinson. Make your own Olympic medal to celebrate an achievement. All supplies provided. Ages 5 and up.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936

Hear from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum curator Susan Bachrach, International Olympic Committee leaders, and former Olympic athletes in a presentation that provides a historical context for the politically charged 1936 Olympic games. This program is moderated by Christopher D. West, professor of history, Pasadena City College.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Mark Bradford and Naima J. Keith

Acclaimed artist Mark Bradford works in painting, video, installation, and sculpture to address issues of race, gender, and class in American society. Bradford also maintains a social practice, anchored by his Los Angeles-based non-profit, Art + Practice, in Leimert Park. In April 2016, Bradford was chosen as the United States representative to the 2017 Venice Biennale. On the occasion of this momentous announcement, join the artist and Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director of CAAM, for a conversation about his plans for Venice, the roles of artists in cultural development, and the ways in which collaboration can act as a catalyst for change.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Genevieve Gaignard and Uri McMillan

Presented in conjunction with Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses, this program begins with an in-depth walkthrough of the exhibition followed by an artist talk and audience Q&A. Gaignard is joined by Uri McMillan, professor of African American Studies at UCLA, to discuss the artist’s practice, focusing on her deeply engaging work with character performance, self-portraiture, and sculpture that explores the intersections between blackness, whiteness, femininity, and class.
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Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Stroller Tours

Babies are welcome! In fact, you need a baby in tow if you want to join this group. Join us for casual and lively discussions in the galleries led by museum educators—just for parents-caregivers and their pre-toddler-age children (18 months and younger). Expect a special kind of outing that allows for adult conversation, but where no one minds if a baby lends his or her opinion with a coo or a cry! Tours are limited to ten adults with children and meet at the information desk.
No RSVP needed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CAAM: After School

At these drop-in after-school art workshops, children ages 5–12 and their adult companions participate in shared learning experiences that take them into our galleries and art studios. From building monsters to designing city blocks to making puppets, CAAM: After School gives young people the opportunity to explore CAAM's exhibitions and express their creativity, all after the school day ends.
No RSVP needed.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
In the Artist’s Voice

Tour Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection with curator Mar Hollingsworth and artists Dominique Moody, Rosalyn Myles, and Rick Russell, all whose works are featured in the exhibition.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
African Tales

Storytelling preserves our history, traditions, and ideas and brings them to life. Inspired by The Ease of Fiction, bring your family to hear wonderful folk tales from Nigeria, Botswana, Egypt, and Rwanda told by master storyteller Michael D. McCarty.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Olympic Pride, American PrejudiceLocation: Frank Sinatra Theatre, University of Southern California

Recalling his experience Olympics, athlete Jesse Owens once said: “Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.” In conjunction with the exhibition Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936, join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, which explores the experiences of the eighteen African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games. Set against the turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler’s Olympics and participating in the Third Reich’s grandest affair, the film follows sixteen men and two women before, during, and after their heroic turn at the Olympic Games in Berlin. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Deborah Riley Draper and special guests.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Sherin Guirguis and Anuradha Vikram

Join Los Angeles-based artist Sherin Guirguis and curator/writer Anuradha Vikram for a conversation exploring how issues of social structures can be addressed through abstraction. Guirguis’s work in The Ease of Fiction combines traditional Middle Eastern sacred geometry with Western abstraction and minimalist languages. Vikram is artistic director at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica and senior lecturer in the Graduate Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.
Family Craft Workshop

Decorate and personalize a book bag to keep or give as a gift. We provide the bag and craft supplies; you provide the creativity!
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Thursday December 8, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Munich ‘72 and BeyondLocation: TBD

The exhibition Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936 presents but one moment in the complicated story of race, politics, and violence during the Olympic Games. On September 5, 1972, Palestinian extremists infiltrated the athletes’ dorms at the Munich Olympics to take eleven Israeli athletes hostage, and they eventually murdered them all before being killed or captured by German police. Munich ’72 and Beyond exposes shocking new information about the tragic events and their devastating aftermath, and it chronicles the four-decade struggle to create a public memorial to the victims of the massacre. A discussion of this short film will be led by Joshua Holo, Dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, and will include the film’s producers, Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich.
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Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all workshops!