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Calif African American Museum  A hub for exploring African American art, history, and culture, with a focus on California and the West. Admission is free! #caaminla

Next Monday (4.1) please join us at CAAM from 7-9pm for the third installment of @otiscollege’s Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series featuring world-renowned artist Kara Walker in conversation with Jamillah James. New York-based artist @kara_walker_official is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Seating is first-come, first-served. Please let us know you’re coming via RSVP on CAAM’s website.

Since its founding, CAAM has been committed to featuring women artists in its permanent collection and exhibitions. Join us for an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon this Sunday (3.31) from 1 - 4pm!

Only about 15% of Wikipedia editors are female, an imbalance reflected in the site’s content. This global do-it-yourself campaign aims to combat gender bias and improve the coverage of women, intersectional feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia—the world’s fifth-most-popular website. Bring your laptop computer and learn to create and edit Wikipedia articles at this annual worldwide edit-a-thon to close the gender gap. Beginners are welcome and people of all gender expressions and identities are encouraged to attend.

Create Patchwork Art tomorrow (3.24) from 2 -4pm. While patchwork quilting is often seen as a craft, artists such as Adia Millett, Faith Ringgold, and others continue to bring the practice into the realm of fine art. View Adia Millett’s work in Breaking Patterns for inspiration, then join the artist and design a paper patchwork on your own or as part of a family project. It can be hung with pride or used as inspiration for an actual patchwork quilt!

Tour Breaking Patterns with CAAM’s longtime visual arts curator and program manager Mar Hollingsworth and artist @adiamillett tomorrow (3.24) from 1-2pm. Hollingsworth and Millett will provide insights into Millett’s consideration of issues of African American identity, personal memory, and collective history.

Get busy at this all-ages affair featuring maker stations led by local artists during Makers Fest: March 2019 tomorrow (3.23) from 1-4pm! Learn from the pros of our community, including Audrey d’Erneville at a customization workshop around textiles and pattern making; Zeal Harris, who offers a storytelling workshop for participants who want to turn their stories into paintings; and James Brooks, who will lead a zine workshop. Take home several creative treasures of your own. No prior art experience necessary; art materials provided.

It was another phenomenal Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop on Wednesday night! CAAM friends, old and new: thank you for coming together to celebrate four fantastic new art and history exhibitions and the launch of another season of outstanding public programs. We look forward to seeing you at CAAM often this spring!

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Can you name #5WomenArtists?
@womeninthearts asks this question during #WomensHistoryMonth to call attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world.
Black women are doubly underrepresented in this context and often absent from America’s museums. With an eye towards changing that, CAAM is sharing the biography of Ronda Brown, an artist in CAAM’s permanent collection.

Read more about Ronda Brown on our blog 600State, found on our website (link in bio). Golden Mean Translation Scarab, 2015
Ronda Brown

Anaya with her Backpack, 2017
Bisa Butler

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

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop is back tomorrow night (3.20) from 7-9pm!
Join us as we celebrate our new exhibitions:
Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns
The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary
Aspects of Nude: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Enjoy DJ Sets by @deejay.fm and @dj_rtistic & FOOD TRUCKS!
We can't wait to see you here!

“Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun” - @teacha_krsone
On February 26, 2019, Hip Hop artist KRS-One and CAAM history curator @tyreebp examined how black celebrity and activism have been instrumental in leveraging influence.

Tour Breaking Patterns with CAAM’s longtime visual arts curator and program manager Mar Hollingsworth and artist @adiamillett this Sunday (3.24) from 1-2pm. Hollingsworth and Millett will provide insights into Millett’s consideration of issues of African American identity, personal memory, and collective history.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop returns THIS Wednesday, March 20, from 7-9 pm! Join us as we celebrate our new exhibitions:
Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns
The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914
Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary
Aspects of Nude: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Plus we'll have DJ Sets by @deejay.fm  and @dj_rtistic & FOOD TRUCKS!
We can't wait to see you here!  RSVP link in bio.

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