Exhibitions at CAAM
January – March 2011
ALLENSWORTH: A Place. A People. A Story.
August 26, 2010 – February 27, 2011
California’s historic black township of Allensworth is captured in personalized contemporary interpretations by photographers Rick Russell, David Paul Green, Mel and Karen Carll, Clark Campbell, Jean Carter, Ted Dayton, Christy Stallcup, Robert Mance and April Bielefeldt.
HOW WE ROLL
July 28, 2010 - March 20, 2011
The contributions of African American, Latino and other athletes of color to the popular sports of surfing, roller skating and skateboarding are celebrated in this exhibit. How We Roll expands beyond the confines of the Gallery with works of art designed specifically for CAAM and executed in the CAAM Courtyard space and posted on the front windows. Supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs; Home Depot; Skateboard Lockers; and, Bryan Ridgeway.
CAMERA AND COMMUNITY:
Photographs from the Collection of the Institute for Arts & Media
January 6 – June 5, 2011
The exhibition has been organized by and compiled from the permanent collection of California State University, Northridge’s Institute for Arts & Media. With subjects ranging from public and entertainment personalities to the grounds crew at the Enterprise School District, and communities from the San Fernando Valley to the mountains of Colombia and the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, the featured photographers include: Harry Adams, David Blumenkrantz, Herb Carleton, Roland Charles, Ringo Chui; Emmon Clarke, William Claxton, Richard Cross, Guy Crowder, Jack Davis, Bob Douglas, Joe Flowers, Maxie Floyd, Bill Harvey, Calvin Hicks, James Jeffery, John Kouns, Bob Moore, Augustine Tabares, Jason Warner, and Charles Williams.
STANDING WITH KING
January 6 – March 31, 2011
This exhibit salutes those who walked and stood with and by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s side. In the wings, in strategy meetings, on the front lines, traveling in danger and soliciting funds to change America’s discriminatory laws and racial consciousness. These are but a few of the very important people who may have been overshadowed by Dr. King’s eloquent presence but who were equally hard-working and devoted participants in the American Civil Rights Movement.
INDIVISIBLE: AFRICAN-NATIVE AMERICAN LIVES
IN THE AMERICAS
March 17 - May 15, 2011
From the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture comes an enlightening exhibition on the intersection of American Indian and African American people and cultures. Organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The Smithsonian Community Grant, funded by Metlife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of public programs associated with this exhibition.
GALLERY OF DISCOVERY
Come visit the Gallery of Discovery, a multi-purpose education and hands-on learning space, currently themed to provide a three-dimensional view of America’s past and its African American heritage.
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE
January 6 – June 5, 2011
Black and white photographs that Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe began to take in 1977 document the people and culture of Daufuskie Island. These photos reveal life in a dwindling community of African American people whose families have lived on the islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia since before the Civil War. The images of intense culture also evoke the shadows of change and the uncertainty that the islanders felt about development—their need for jobs, and the inevitable losses that would follow in the wake of the Island’s transformation where properties have been sold, golf courses built, and oyster fishing has vanished. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bank of America.
Programs at CAAM
January – March 2011
Sunday, January 16*, 11 am – 5 pm / EVENT
TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION!
One Dream, A National Influence, A World of People
Mark your calendar to join us on this Martin Luther King Weekend. View film screenings of his speeches and experience performances on our main stage with co-hosts Jeffrey Anderson Gunter and Freda Payne and other artists representing the diverse communities of MLK’s Dream. *Coincides with the formal King holiday. Interpreted for the hearing impaired. Thank you Target Corporation for a new year of Target Sundays at CAAM!
Monday, January 17, 11 am – 5 pm / EVENT
CAAM PRESENCE IN THE MLK PARADE and CAKE FOR KING at CAAM
Every MLK Holiday, CAAM opens at 11 am, but begins the day by participating in the annual Kingdom Day Parade around 9:00am. Parade viewing begins at Western Avenue, travels west up Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd. south, ending at Vernon Avenue in Leimert Park. CAAM’s parade delegation will feature special guests hosted by CAAM’s Deputy Director Woodburn T. Schofield, Jr. Following the Parade, join us back at CAAM for a slice of our birthday Cake for King (while supplies last). For more information, visit http://www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432. For parade information, call (562) 531-3150.
Saturday, January 22, 2 pm / PANEL
THE LEGACY OF ALLENSWORTH CONTINUES: A DIALOGUE
Members from the Friends of Allensworth and photographers from the exhibition will discuss the need to sustain the history of this valuable California landmark.
Sunday, January 23, 2 pm / PANEL DISCUSSION
NAVIGATING THE WATERS: AFRICAN AMERICAN SURFERS
Tony Corley, founder of the Black Surfers Association, Sharon Schaffer, one the first women of color to surf competitively, Rick Blocker of http://www.blacksurfers.com and others will share personal stories and reflections as early surfers integrating the Los Angeles area beaches. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Saturday, January 29, 2 pm / WORKSHOP
African Americans Naturally — PIECE YOUR PAST AND YOUR PRESENT
Quilting has long been a textile remembrance of family history and culture. Come and hear the historical significance of quilting as it relates to African Americans. Afterwards, try your hand at stitching your own quilt patch. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Sunday, January 30, 2 pm / LECTURE
Carter G. Woodson African American History Series #1
CARTER G. WOODSON, FATHER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Dr. Francille Rusan Wilson, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History at USC will discuss Dr. Woodson’s drive and audacious vision of Black history. By collecting, preserving, interpreting and publishing the history of Black people he began the change from negative perceptions to more positive images and accurate understandings. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Saturday, February 5, 2 pm / WORKSHOP
AFRICAN AMERICANS NATURALLY— YES YOU CAN, CAN!
Let’s go back to a time where food was prepared and stored for the winter. Participate in a demonstration and lecture on how to preserve and can vegetables and fruits. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Sunday, February 6, 11 am - 5 pm / EVENT
TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM— CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
We kick-off Black History Month and celebrate our diverse influences and achievements in art, history and culture through a wide range of performances.
Sunday, February 6, 2 pm / LECTURE
Carter G. Woodson African American History Series #2
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn’s presentation entitled “Afrikan World Civilizations,” will highlight many significant accomplishments by people of the African Diaspora. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Saturday, February 12, 2 pm / ART WORKSHOP
LOVING MEMORIES: VICTORIAN KEEPSAKES
Bring pictures, sentimental keepsakes, and memorabilia for the purpose of personalizing picture frames or memory boxes reminiscent
Sunday, February 13, 2 pm / STORYTELLING
STORIES THAT SING WITH VICTORIA BURNETT
Come be inspired by the stories of an enterprising community of people who pioneered the settlement of California’s first African American township.
Wednesday, February 16, 7 pm / DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN [Running time: 52 min.]
This documentary, directed by Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano, traces the linguistic connections between the Mende people of West Africa to the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina, USA.
Saturday, February 19, 2 pm / CLASS
Carter G. Woodson African American History Series #3
SHAKESPEARE IN SABLE
Film, TV, and stage actor Harry Lennix, will conduct a workshop on the seminal Shakespearean characters of African descent such as Othello and Titus, with dramatic readings and scholarly analysis. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Sunday, February 20, 2 pm / BOOK SIGNING
AN AFTERNOON WITH GARY HARDWICK
Successful director, screenwriter and author will discuss his new novel, Dark Town Redemption, followed by a Q & A and book signing. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Saturday, February 26, 2 pm / EVENT
CONVERSATIONS AT CAAMwith Joe C. Hopkins
Businessman, attorney, author and newspaper publisher, Joe C. Hopkins will be interviewed by History Council member Sandy Bourne. Owner of the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley News Journal, Mr. Hopkins is the founder of the Pasadena/Altadena Black Lawyers Assn., the author of numerous books, and the president of the West Coast Publishers Association.
Saturday, March 5, 2 pm / LECTURE
Carter G. Woodson African American History Series #4
THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND BOOKER T. WASHINGTON RELATIONSHIP
Kenneth Morris, Jr., president of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation has the distinct honor of sharing and preserving his family pedigree. Mr. Morris’ lecture is on the lives and legacies of his great-great grandfathers, Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Sunday, March 6, 11 am – 5 pm / EVENT
TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM
OUR MOTHERS, OUR SISTERS, OUR QUEENS, OUR OWN
Celebrating National Women’s History Month, CAAM expands on the phrase “Writing women back into history!” Performances will illuminate the myriad roles in which women have excelled throughout our history, in culture and the arts. Hosted by Jeffrey Anderson Gunther.
Saturday, March 12, 2 pm / ART WORKSHOP
Use CAAM-supplied photographs of your favorite Los Angeles landmarks and neighborhoods, or bring your own photos, to layer the images on top of recycled bottles or boxes. Artist/educator Bridgette Montgomery will inspire you to create your own one-of-a-kind, personal souvenir. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Sunday, March 13, 2 pm / STORYTELLING
STORIES THAT SING WITH VICTORIA BURNETT
Experience the beauty and power of African tales that survived the journey to America and continue to entertain and inspire worldwide.
Sunday, March 13, 2 pm / LECTURE
THE GULLAH PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Dr. Brenda Stevenson, Chair of African American Studies at UCLA will lecture on the culture of the African Americans from the Sea Islands known as the “Gullah” people.
Saturday, March 19, 2 pm / ART WORKSHOP
EXPRESSIONS OF CULTURE — CHILDREN’S ART
Children will be engaged and encouraged to create art about shared connections between American Indian and African American cultures with the help of local artists who are fun-tastic! RSVP (213) 744-2024.
Saturday, March 26, 2 pm / PRESENTATION
Camera and Community illuminates social, political and cultural events and venues in and around Los Angeles. Though decades old, these images truthfully reveal that many of the same human service needs remain. The Salvation Army and the YMCA have provided long standing community services and they will be here to share how they strive to make a difference.
Sunday, March 27, 2 pm / LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION
INFORMATIVE GENEALOGICAL WORKSHOP
Lead by a genealogist who specializes in Native American ancestry, participants will be guided through tips on how to trace their family lineage. RSVP (213) 744-2024.
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