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Join us for Juneteenth Celebration, a day of family and community celebrating the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger declared that Texas's enslaved people were free. This Saturday (6.15) from 1-4pm, bring your picnic blankets and enjoy an afternoon at CAAM with DJ sets by Francesca Harding and family activities for all to enjoy.

2019-06-10 18:26

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Join us for Juneteenth Celebration, a day of family and community celebrating the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger declared that Texas's enslaved people were free. This Saturday (6.15) from 1-4pm, bring your picnic blankets and enjoy an afternoon at CAAM with DJ sets by Francesca Harding and family activities for all to enjoy.

CAAM’s monthly book club, CAAM Reads!, continues this June with a title selected in conjunction with Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary. Tomorrow (6.9) from 3-4:30pm, we discuss Alain Locke’s The New Negro. Join us for this lively afternoon of spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

2019-06-09 04:30

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CAAM’s monthly book club, CAAM Reads!, continues this June with a title selected in conjunction with Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary. Tomorrow (6.9) from 3-4:30pm, we discuss Alain Locke’s The New Negro. Join us for this lively afternoon of spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

Join us tomorrow (6.8) from 1-2pm and receive an in-depth tour of selected exhibitions led by passionate and knowledgeable members of CAAM’s Volunteer Docent Council. Tomorrow, enjoy spirited conversations about The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914.

Photo by @elonschoenholz

2019-06-07 18:10

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Join us tomorrow (6.8) from 1-2pm and receive an in-depth tour of selected exhibitions led by passionate and knowledgeable members of CAAM’s Volunteer Docent Council. Tomorrow, enjoy spirited conversations about The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914. Photo by @elonschoenholz

Join us tomorrow (6.7) from 1-2pm for a tour of "Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective" with guest curator Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. Cooks will offer an in-depth look at the exhibition, which features paintings, drawings, and ephemera from Barnes' life.

photo by @elonschoenholz

2019-06-06 22:48

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Join us tomorrow (6.7) from 1-2pm for a tour of "Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective" with guest curator Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. Cooks will offer an in-depth look at the exhibition, which features paintings, drawings, and ephemera from Barnes' life. photo by @elonschoenholz

Warm thanks to our colleagues at the Getty for graciously hosting us earlier this week for tours and conversations. The CAAM team regularly embarks on group trips to other museums and cultural institutions across Los Angeles. "It's a great learning and bonding experience for our staff to visit other cultural institutions and meet fellow industry professionals," says Executive Director George Davis. Previous visits include to @thebroadmuseum, @marcianoartfoundation, and UCLA’s @clark_library. 
Pictured: CAAM goes to the Getty; James Cuno, President and CEO of the @gettytrust with CAAM ED @georgeodavis; and Davide Gasparatto, senior curator of paintings at the @Getty museum, leading a gallery tour for CAAM staff. Photos: @hrdwrker

2019-06-05 19:25

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Warm thanks to our colleagues at the Getty for graciously hosting us earlier this week for tours and conversations. The CAAM team regularly embarks on group trips to other museums and cultural institutions across Los Angeles. "It's a great learning and bonding experience for our staff to visit other cultural institutions and meet fellow industry professionals," says Executive Director George Davis. Previous visits include to @thebroadmuseum, @marcianoartfoundation, and UCLA’s @clark_library. Pictured: CAAM goes to the Getty; James Cuno, President and CEO of the @gettytrust with CAAM ED @georgeodavis; and Davide Gasparatto, senior curator of paintings at the @Getty museum, leading a gallery tour for CAAM staff. Photos: @hrdwrker

 #blackhistory: On June 4, 1972, Angela Yvonne Davis is acquitted of conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder in the death of Marin County Judge Harold Haley.

Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

2019-06-04 23:59

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#blackhistory: On June 4, 1972, Angela Yvonne Davis is acquitted of conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder in the death of Marin County Judge Harold Haley. Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

Birmingham, Study I, 2014
Toyin Ojih Odutola

@toyinojihodutola’s work is on view in our exhibition 'Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary.'

2019-06-04 22:09

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Birmingham, Study I, 2014 Toyin Ojih Odutola @toyinojihodutola’s work is on view in our exhibition 'Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary.'

 #blackhistory: On June 3, 1913, Democrat John Shenk loses his bid to become mayor of Los Angeles's Black after The Liberator and other African American papers urge their readers to vote against him.

Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

2019-06-04 02:34

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#blackhistory: On June 3, 1913, Democrat John Shenk loses his bid to become mayor of Los Angeles's Black after The Liberator and other African American papers urge their readers to vote against him. Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

 #blackhistory: On June 3, 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots begin in Los Angeles.

Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

2019-06-03 20:40

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#blackhistory: On June 3, 1943, the Zoot Suit Riots begin in Los Angeles. Read more on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio).

CAAM’s monthly book club, CAAM Reads!, continues this June with a title selected in conjunction with Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary. This Sunday (6.9) from 3-4:30pm, we discuss Alain Locke’s The New Negro. Join us for this lively afternoon of spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

2019-06-03 18:39

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CAAM’s monthly book club, CAAM Reads!, continues this June with a title selected in conjunction with Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary. This Sunday (6.9) from 3-4:30pm, we discuss Alain Locke’s The New Negro. Join us for this lively afternoon of spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

‪Join us every second Saturday and receive an in-depth tour of selected exhibitions led by passionate and knowledgeable members of CAAM’s Volunteer Docent Council. This Saturday (6.8) enjoy a spirited conversation about The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914 from 1-2p. ‬

2019-06-03 00:23

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‪Join us every second Saturday and receive an in-depth tour of selected exhibitions led by passionate and knowledgeable members of CAAM’s Volunteer Docent Council. This Saturday (6.8) enjoy a spirited conversation about The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914 from 1-2p. ‬

Join us tomorrow (6.2) from 2-4pm for a conversation with Adia Millett and Los Angeles–based artist Kori Newkirk. Both featured in the influential 2001 exhibition Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the artists will expand on their practices and how their works utilize a multiplicity of materials to address a wide range of topics for our series In Conversation.

2019-06-01 19:38

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Join us tomorrow (6.2) from 2-4pm for a conversation with Adia Millett and Los Angeles–based artist Kori Newkirk. Both featured in the influential 2001 exhibition Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the artists will expand on their practices and how their works utilize a multiplicity of materials to address a wide range of topics for our series In Conversation.

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