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

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7pm | Film Screenings
Films at CAAM Partners with Diversity in Cannes

Diversity in Cannes is an independent global filmmaker movement promoting diversity of race, religion, gender, age, physical ability, and thought at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Tonight’s four short films were created by students from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. They include: Adán (2013, 18 min); Doors (2013, 10 min); Deeper Than Black (2014, 23 min); and The Brink (2015, 7 min). After the screenings there will be a Q&A session. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2pm | Presentation
Ella Fitzgerald: “First Lady of Song”
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April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Come celebrate one of the most revered and beloved jazz singers of all time. Fran Morris, executive director of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, will share rare archival footage of television performances on such iconic shows as The Ed Sullivan Show and Hollywood Palace, as well as other highlights from her illustrious career. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 7pm | Film Screenings
Films at CAAM Partners with Diversity in Cannes

Diversity in Cannes is an independent global filmmaker movement promoting diversity of race, religion, gender, age, physical ability, and thought at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Shorts featured include Lady Like (2015, 8 min); Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (2013, 20 min); Mbeti Road to Kiseseni (2015, 16 min); and The Boy (2014, 8 min). Q&A session to follow. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2pm | Lecture & Discussion
“The History of Funk” Lecture & Talk Presented by Dr. Rickey Vincent

Author, scholar, educator and radio host Dr. Rickey Vincent will provide attendees with insight into the history, culture and politics of funk music. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is the author of Funk: The Music, the People and the Rhythm of The One. This event is part of the programming in conjunction with the CAAM exhibition The Rhythm of Vision: The Artistry of Overton Loyd. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 7pm | Film Screenings
Films at CAAM Partners with Diversity in Cannes

Diversity in Cannes is an independent global filmmaker movement promoting diversity of race, religion, gender, age, physical ability, and thought at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Tonight’s films include: Whole ‘Nother Level (2015, 19 min); Just Another Nigga? (2015, 3 min); Betye Saar The Alpha and the Omega Kiseseni (2014, 16 min); and The Boy (2014, 8 min). Q&A session to follow. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2pm | Earth Day Activity
Paint a Pot and Plant a Pod

It’s Earth Day! Come and decorate a clay pot with paints, and plant a flower or vegetable seed. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7pm | Film Screenings
Films at CAAM Partners with Diversity in Cannes

Diversity in Cannes is an independent global filmmaker movement promoting diversity of race, religion, gender, age, physical ability, and thought at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Tonight’s films include: Yellow Fever (2012, 6 min); Ambition to Live (2013, 5 min); Bus Ride (2015, 7 min); and ALX (2014, 28 min). Q&A session to follow. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1pm | Mural Painting Workshop

Discover the magic of mural painting with artist Crushow Herring, and contribute to the creation of a large mural on paper that will be on temporary display in CAAM’s Courtyard. This event is part of the programming in conjunction with the CAAM exhibition Evolution of the Revolution. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11am – 4pm | Annual Literacy Event
“Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning”
Annual Children’s Literacy Day at CAAM

For 14 years CAAM has celebrated Literacy Day in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week. Join in the family fun-filled day of celebrity readers, storytellers, face painting, art projects, live performances, and prizes.

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2pm | Lecture
Deciphering West African Masks: Ritual, Culture and Community

Let’s take a deeper look into the significance of the roles and representations of masks featured in the CAAM exhibition, The African American Journey West. Twentieth century masks from Nigeria, Congo, and Burkina Faso will be examined to better understand how they were utilized in African cultures. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1pm – 4pm | Special Event
A Day of Funk

Kick back and enjoy the sounds of funk being spun by a live DJ while experiencing the creative process as graffiti artists transform canvas into a street art masterpiece. The finished artwork will be raffled off to a lucky audience member. Nosh on fare from local food vendors or nearby restaurants, and take a moment to visit the current exhibitions on view at CAAM. This event is part of the programming in conjunction with the CAAM exhibition, Rhythm of Vision: The Artistry of Overton Loyd. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1pm – 3pm | Artist talk & Discussion
In Conversation: Alison and Lezley Saar

On the occasion of Reflection on the Self, this artist talk invites exhibiting artists and siblings Alison and Lezley Saar to explore the relevance of the human body in their work. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7pm | Film Screening
Films at CAAM Celebrating Black Music Month

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012, 120 min) This documentary chronicles the trajectory of rap music. Director and interviewer Ice-T takes us on a deeply personal journey uncovering how this music of the urban streets has grown to dominate music genres the world over. Along the way, Ice-T interviews a wide spectrum of hip-hop talent, from founders to new faces. Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West are among those featured. Co-directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

June 12, 2016 through August 7, 2016, 1pm – 3:30pm | Craft Workshop
Crafts and Creations in CAAM’S Courtyard
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 1pm – 3:30pm

This is a time for families and friends to drop in and spend a relaxing time creating art projects such as still life painting, the Black church fan, clay sculptures, and others. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7pm | Film Screening
Films at CAAM Celebrating Black Music Month

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2014, 75 min) Director N.C. Heikin tells the story of a charismatic yet self-destructive artist presented with sympathetic tact. In Sound of Redemption, Heikin paints an affectionate life portrait of the late jazz musician Frank Morgan, once viewed as a musical heir to Charlie “Bird” Parker. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7pm | Film Screening
Films at CAAM Celebrating Black Music Month

Mavis! (2016, 80 min) Mavis! is the first feature documentary film on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples, including her musical family, The Staple Singers. The documentary depicts how her 60-year career and her family group inspired millions and helped to propel the Civil Rights Movement with their powerful and substantive music. RSVP at 213.744.2024.

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