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

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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 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. Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 • 1:00 - 3:00pm | Assembling a Figure

Inspired by the assemblages in Reflections on the Self, artist June Edmonds leads participants in the creation of a body-like assemblage with found objects. Bring your own trinkets and mementos to add to the piece! Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024

CHILDREN SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR ALL WORKSHOPS!

EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS AT CAAM ARE ALWAYS FREE. PARKING AVAILABLE FOR $12.00 ($15.00 AFTER 5:00PM) AT THE LOT LOCATED AT 39TH AND FIGUEROA STREETS.

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