It’s our annual ‘Open House’ and we invite the entire LA community to visit our galleries, attend special performances, and participate in an art workshop to celebrate the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day culminates with servings of birthday cake while supplies last. Open to all ages and RSVPs not required.
Dr. Edna Briggs of the California African American Genealogical Society will conduct a hands-on workshop for families interested in learning how to research their family's history. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
We are “Lighting Up The Night” this Saturday evening to raise funding to support our exhibitions, programming, and collections. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on our website http://tinyurl.com/ntenp4g. For more information, please contact our Hotline at 213.744.2060.
THROUGH THE LENS DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014, 90 min)
CAAM, in association with PBSoCal, will co-host a screening the critically-acclaimed documentary Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People in advance of its national broadcast on PBS stations. This documentary film examines the role photography played in shaping a self-affirming Black consciousness. The New York Times praised the film as “…a meditation on imagery and identity.” RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Artist Raksha Parekh, one of the artists on view in our exhibition FROM WOMEN’S HANDS, will guide participants through the process of drawing and painting with sugar on cotton fabric. Space is limited. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Artist Michelle Robinson, whose art is represented in the CAAM exhibition FROM WOMEN'S HANDS, will engage families in a creative workshop that explores line, color, and other design elements to embellish a three-dimensional object. Space is limited. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
ALBINISM IN TANZANIA
CAAM is proud to present a panel discussion exploring the genetics of albinism, and the socio-political factors influencing the harsh treatment of the albino population in Tanzania. Panelists include Dr. Murray Brilliant, PhD., Senior Scientist, Director of the Center for Human Genetics at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin, and Dr. Rebecca Kammer, Clinical Consultant, Optometric Education at VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies and founder of Low Vision U in Orange County. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
We launch Black History Month with a full day of programming which will feature live performances, spoken word, and art workshops for all who wish to explore their creative side. Free to the public and all ages are welcome.
Join us at CAAM to meet and congratulate artists Michael Kilgore and Anthony “Eve” Kemp for the success of their participation in the CURVATURE LINES & SHAPES exhibition. They will provide an informal walk-through with exhibition curator Vida L. Brown. Light refreshments to follow. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
YOUNG VOICES AT CAAM: HIGH SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM “VOTE FOR YOUR LIFE!”
One hundred high school students will spend the day at CAAM connecting, touring CAAM’s exhibitions, engaging in activities and exploring through discourse and discussion how our liberties and civil rights are inextricably tied to power of the vote. Teachers interested in participating can contact Education Curator, Elise Woodson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In conjunction with the exhibition Lookin’ Back in Front of Me: Selected Works of Mark Steven Greenfield, 1974 – 2014, we’ll screen segments of the documentary The Dance: The History of American Minstrelsy, followed by a conversation led by Christopher Jimenez y West, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at Pasadena City College, with artists Mark Steven Greenfield, Jason White, and Aaron White. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Author Peter J. Harris, students from Gompers Middle School, and others will perform and present socially- and politically-conscious poetry and spoken word. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
CAAM has accomplished a great deal over the course of its existence. As the institution moves into its 36th year, CAAM extends an invitation to its community-members to share their thoughts on our past and their hopes for the museum’s future sustainability. This special gathering is open to all and reservations are not required.
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
Assistant Professor Boris Ricks, Ph.D. of California State University at Northridge, will lead a discussion about the coalition formed by clergy, faith-based organizations, civic associations, and others who supported the Civil Rights Movement, and in the process contributed to the successful passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Things Never Said (2014, 111 min.) An aspiring poet in an abusive marriage reignites dreams deferred and gains confidence and a new love. This film is suited for an adult audience 18 years and older. Writer and director Charles Murray will be present for a discussion following the screening. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
A CONVERSATION WITH ED LEWIS: THE MAN FROM ESSENCE
Ed Lewis, one of four founders of ESSENCE magazine, will discuss why they wanted to give Black women a "voice," and laud the various facets of their beauty, intelligence, and passions. He will share the journey and provide his perspective om the modern "beauty culture" as it relates to Black women. The program will be monitored by Kathleen McGhee Anders, writer of television, stage and film. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
Four hilarious and critically-acclaimed comedians will riff on love and romance: Yvonne Orji, Daheli Hall, Ayana Hampton, and Kimrie Davis. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
EYES ON THE PRIZE: BRIDGE TO FREEDOM (1995, 60 min) Creator/director - Henry Hampton
March 25, 1965 marked the conclusion of the three-day, 54 mil march Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and thousands of others took, beginning at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. They marked from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the unfair and unjust voting practicies in Alabama and throughout the South. Weare commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March with a screening of this documentary. RSVP at 213.744.2024.
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