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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

Installed near the entrance to CAAM is Charles Dickson's sculpture, Wishing on a Star. His intrepid astronaut is a testament to artistic environmentalism, as Dickson repurposed several hundred pounds of rebar, old tools, circuit boards, and other discarded items for this work. In celebration of Earth Day, tomorrow (4.20) from 1-3pm, upcycle materials and use your artistic and engineering creativity to make a wind-powered kinetic sculpture that balances and moves.

Tomorrow (4.19) from 1 - 2pm, tour "The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914" with exhibition co-curators @tyreebp, History Curator and Program Manager at CAAM; @taylorpatrice, Assistant History Curator at CAAM, and @arianneedmonds, Founder of the J.L. Edmonds Project, to delve deeper into this trailblazing turn-of-the-century black publication.

Mecklenburg Morning & Evening Sunrise, 1986
Romare Bearden

Bearden's work is on view in our exhibition 'Aspects of Nude: Selections from the Permanent Collection.'

Hear from Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and George O. Davis, Executive Director, California African American Museum in our series ‘In Conversation.’ The two will discuss CAAM’s history, the power of civic engagement, the ability for art and creative expression to transform communities, and the future of culturally specific institutions tomorrow (4.14) from 2-4pm.

Tomorrow (4.13) from 2-4pm, Author Laura Atkins will discuss her new release from Heyday Books, "Biddy Mason Speaks Up," co-written with Arisa White. The book explores Mason’s life and gives readers tools for speaking up in their own communities. Additionally, Susan Anderson, Director of Collections, Library, Exhibitions, and Programs at the California Historical Society, will present on slavery and resistance in California’s history. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865."

Every second Saturday enjoy an in-depth tour of selected exhibitions led by passionate and knowledgeable members of CAAM’s Volunteer Docent Council. Tomorrow (4.13) from 1-2pm join a spirited conversation about our exhibition Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns.

Artist @adiamillett discusses her work on display at CAAM in “Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns." “I can give so many examples of how in our lives we are given situations—we are given a piece of fabric, we’re given a space—and have opportunities to shift them into something else. We can create something more beautiful out of something decaying.” “Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns" is on view February 5 - August 25, 2019.

Video by @hrdwrker

Next Friday (4.19) from 1 - 2pm, tour "The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914" with exhibition co-curators @tyreebp, History Curator and Program Manager at CAAM; @taylorpatrice, Assistant History Curator at CAAM, and @arianneedmonds, Founder of the J.L. Edmonds Project, to delve deeper into this trailblazing turn-of-the-century black publication.

#blackhistory: On April 10, 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes first black player signed to a Major League Baseball contract.

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

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Three weeks ago we celebrated the opening of a suite of new exhibitions, including works by contemporary artists inspired by Charles White, a solo exhibition by Adia Millett, nudes from our permanent collection, and a history of a pioneering newspaper that documented LA's early African American population. Have you been to CAAM lately?

#blackhistory: On April 9, 1906, the Azusa Street Revival begins in Los Angeles

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

Hear from Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and George O. Davis, Executive Director, California African American Museum in our series ‘In Conversation.’ The two will discuss CAAM’s history, the power of civic engagement, the ability for art and creative expression to transform communities, and the future of culturally specific institutions this Sunday (4.14) from 2-4pm.

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