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

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities and food, visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, and much more—free for everyone!

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Family drop-in art activities
How Will I Change the World? - Create a map adorned with words about how we can change the world.
Share the Dream - Design a button or poster using words, pictures, or quotes that extol MLK.
Crown for a King - Kids love crowns! Create and wear one that celebrates MLK’s legacy.

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Enjoy music & food on our patio!
Tunes by DJ Melquan J. Williams + delicious fare from award-winning food trucks: Postcards (Central American soul food, as seen on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race), Grilled Fraiche (Cali-Caribbean cuisine), and Peaches Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen (Southern cuisine and winner of the Cooking Channel’s Food Truck Face Off).

How Can I Serve? - Honor the legacy of MLK by answering one of his most enduring questions: What are you doing for others? Organizations from across LA will be on hand to pass out information and answer questions about supporting your community year-round.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Marathon reading of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches by Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson; Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute D’Artagnan Scorza; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery curator Erin Cristovale; visual artist Michael Massenburg; singer-songwriter Sha’Leah Nikole; and many more!

“The American Dream” Sermon delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, on July 4, 1965

“The Other America” Speech delivered at Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on April 14, 1967

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Michael E. Dyson: Tears We Cannot Stop

In conjunction with EsoWon Books.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 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 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, January 24, 2017 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
CAAM: After School

At these free, drop-in after-school art workshops, children of all ages and their adult companions engage in creative projects to learn about the art and artifacts on display in our galleries. From building a 3D house sculpture to designing a flag, CAAM: After School gives young people the opportunity to experiment with new artistic techniques and explore CAAM’s exhibitions after the school day ends. No RSVP needed.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Family Program: Posed Portraits - A Different Kind of Selfie!

Inspired by Smell the Roses, visit the galleries today, stop by our free photo booth, and make a fun memory with friends or family!
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sports and Politics: Then and Now

In conjunction with "Race, Politics, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936," join us for a discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles; Susan Bachrach, curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and Derrick Z. Jackson, essayist for the Boston Globe and ESPN's The Undefeated and a Fall 2016 Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government about what happens when athletes protest, focusing on the actions of individual athletes from 1936 to the present and the challenges and opportunities that arise when politics and sports intersect.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: Larger than Life

Drop in and learn about the stars of our courtyard banners—including Ella Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and John Outterbridge, and hear stories about these remarkable artists.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
David Banner: Activism in Post-Obama America

Grammy award-winning music producer, recording artist, philanthropist, civic activist, and actor David Banner has become one of the most honest and outspoken thought leaders of our time. Join us for an enlightening talk about race, activism, and social change in this current political climate.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Programs: Art from the Heart

Make beautiful, handmade Valentine’s Day cards that express your feelings and show off your creative flair. All ages.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Art Workshop: My Landscape

Visit Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection and then spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon creating your own landscape, real or imagined. We will provide the supplies, and Los Angeles–based artist Raoul de la Sota will inspire and assist you with basic concepts of landscape art. Ages 10 and up. RSVP required.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 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 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, February 14, 2017 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
CAAM: After School

At these free, drop-in after-school art workshops, children of all ages and their adult companions engage in creative projects to learn about the art and artifacts on display in our galleries. From building a 3D house sculpture to designing a flag, CAAM: After School gives young people the opportunity to experiment with new artistic techniques and explore CAAM’s exhibitions after the school day ends. No RSVP needed.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Betye and Alison Saar

Taking as a point of departure their collaborative artwork, House of Gris Gris - currently on display in Taking Place - these acclaimed artists and mother-daughter duo will share their recollections of journeys through the art world and discuss how their kinship and familial bonds have informed their practices.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Family Program: Clues You Can Use

Unleash your child’s inner sleuth! On the closing day of The Ease of Fiction, Smell the Roses, and Black Righteous Space, search the galleries with a themed scavenger hunt.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Truth to Power: African American Comedians and Social Commentary

This lecture by writer and Cal State Fullerton professor Anthony Sparks is inspired by audio clips featured in Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space and explores how groundbreaking African American comedians have used brilliant writing, performance, and humor to bring topics of race and social justice into the public conversation.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Elaine Brown

Over the last four decades, American prison activist, writer, and former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has been involved with effecting progressive change in the United States. She served the Black Panther Party in numerous capacities including as Chairperson (1974–77), ran for public office in Oakland (1973 and 1975), and continues to work for social change. Much of her recent work focuses on the radical reform of the criminal justice system and related efforts. Join us for an enlightening evening as we hear from one of the country’s most prolific voices.
Click here to RSVP or call 213.744.2024.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
CAAM: After School

At these free, drop-in after-school art workshops, children of all ages and their adult companions engage in creative projects to learn about the art and artifacts on display in our galleries. From building a 3D house sculpture to designing a flag, CAAM: After School gives young people the opportunity to experiment with new artistic techniques and explore CAAM’s exhibitions after the school day ends. No RSVP needed.

Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all workshops!