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Summer Crafts and Creation in the CAAM Courtyard (Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays)

July & August, 1pm - 4pm

During the months of July and August, come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity), Friday (draw and/or paint a still life), and Sunday (make an “Ancestral” fan, bring a copy of a picture of a cherished family member) from 1pm until 4pm. Appropriate for children ages seven and up. All materials provided.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity).

Friday, July 3, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Friday (draw and/or paint a still life).

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Sunday (make an “Ancestral” fan, bring a copy of a picture of a cherished family member).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity).

Friday, July 10, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Friday (draw and/or paint a still life).

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Sunday (make an “Ancestral” fan, bring a copy of a picture of a cherished family member).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity).

Friday, July 17, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Friday (draw and/or paint a still life).

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Sunday (make an “Ancestral” fan, bring a copy of a picture of a cherished family member).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity).

Friday, July 24, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Friday (draw and/or paint a still life).

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Sunday (make an “Ancestral” fan, bring a copy of a picture of a cherished family member).

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Wednesday (Passport Activity).

Friday, July 31, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
Come relax in the CAAM Courtyard and create an art project. Art-making activities are scheduled for every Friday (draw and/or paint a still life).

Thursdays in July are Family Film Days at CAAM

Thursdays, Screenings at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

Bring the whole family to view educational and entertaining documentary films followed by facilitated discussions and lessons provided by CAAM’s Gallery Educators.

Thursday, July 2, 2015, Screenings at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates (PBS, 2013, 50 min.) Episode #1: The Black Atlantic (1500 – 1800) The Black Atlantic explores the global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on the North American shores. Soon afterwards, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would become a vast empire connecting three continents. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 9, 2015, screenings at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, (PBS, 2013, 50 min.) Episode #2: The Cotton Economy and Slavery Many stakeholders benefited from the cotton economy — plantation owners in the South, banks in the North, shipping merchants, and the textile industry in Great Britain. This documentary depicts how cotton transformed and prospered the United States. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1pm - 4pm
FRONTLINE: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (PBS, 2011, 120 min.)
This documentary presents the story of the man behind the myth probing Mandela’s character, leadership and life through intimate recollections with friends. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 23, 2015, Screenings at 2pm and 3pm
August Wilson the Ground I Stand On (PBS, 2015, 60 min.) August Wilson (1945 – 2005) was an award-winning American playwright whose work illuminated the joys and struggles of the African-American experience in the United States during the 20th century. This is the first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright which includes interviews with stage luminaries. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12pm and 3pm
Freedom Summer, Mississippi. 1964 : American Experience (PBS 2014, 120 min)
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities, even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7pm – 9pm | comedy set

LA’s Ladies of Comedy

Los Angeles’s ladies of comedy – Kimrie Davis, Yvonne Orji, Deheli’ Hall and Ayana Hampton, among others–will bring their side-splitting humor to CAAM for an evening of fun and laughter. RSVP to 213.744.2024

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1pm - 4pm | Community Celebration

July 18, 1pm - 4pm

Bring the entire family as we celebrate the birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. The day will include storytelling, South African music, an art workshop, and a screening of a documentary film based upon Mandela’s life and many accomplishments. RSVP to 213.744.2024

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 2pm | Literary Readings

The Community Writers Group Readings

After a year of fellowship and workshops, the group will share personal narratives from their newly published book, Snapshots: Personal Narratives of the Community Writers Group, a culmination of efforts of a multi-generational writers’ group. Writers will read and expound upon stories that consist of poignant, often funny narratives that offer portraits of memorable characters in the authors’ lives. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Sunday, August 9, 2015, Galleries open at 11am, Program begins at dusk | TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM


CAAM Summer Cinema CAAM’s “Summer Cinema Special” will feature a free public screening of the Academy Award© nominated film Selma at dusk. This film is being shown in conjunction with the CAAM exhibitions The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: A Photographic Remembrance from the Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection and
Shared Otherness—both now on view.

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 1pm - 2pm | Exhibition Walkthrough


Explore the intricacies of Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond (on view through April 16, 2016) with CAAM’s Visual Arts Curator Mar Hollingsworth, and meet some of the artists represented in this show. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12pm – 2pm | Artists’ Reception & Discussion with Guest Speaker Rick Griffin


Artists’ Reception featuring the artists who contributed works to the Shared Otherness exhibition in CAAM’s Courtyard. Following the reception, stay for a free-flowing discussion with special guest Rick Griffin starting at 2pm. Come for all or part. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11am - 6pm | Film Screenings & Panel Discussions


5th Annual Shorts at CAAM Showcase


Independent filmmakers, working in the short film format, representing a wide array of genres; narrative, documentary, web-series, or music videos will be screened from 11am until 4pm, along with ‘talkbacks’ with directors, writers, actors, and producers following. Attend relevant industry panel discussions from 4pm until 6pm. To submit a short film for consideration or to request additional information, please contact ewoodson@caamuseum.org. RSVP to 213.744.2024.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, Galleries open at 11am, Program begins at 1 pm | TARGET
SUNDAYS AT CAAM

A Musical Education


In the spirit of the Back to School season, this event brings together young and old to celebrate life lessons via music. Music is the one true universal language that teaches us in so many different ways. Come check out awesome artists who use music as a tool to teach and enlighten

Sunday, September 20th and 27th, 2015, 1PM | A Tour for Teachers of CAAM's Permanent Exhibit: The African American Journey West


Elementary, middle, high school, home-school teachers and college professors are invited to participate in a special "Educators' Tour" of CAAM's The African American Journey West exhibition displaying artworks and historical artifacts from our Permanent Collection that illustrate the journey of African Americans from the West Coast of Africa to present day California.  RSVP to 213.744.2024. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2PM - 4PM | Childrens' Art Workshop

Short Story Pictures

Come and create your very own short story through photography.  This workshop is inspired by the Coloring Independently exhibition of film still which opens this Fall.  All supplies are provided for this free workshop.  RSVP to 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 $10.00 AT THE LOT LOCATED AT 39TH AND FIGUEROA STREETS.

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