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November 2018

CAAM Family Workshop

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Biddy Mason Story The exhibition California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865 includes the well-known but seldom-depicted story of Biddy Mason. Draw your own storyboard of Mason’s journey to freedom and her rise to become one Los Angeles’s richest women and philanthropists. Ages 7 and up.

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CAAM In Conversation

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In Conversation: Brenda Stevenson and Tyree Boyd-Pates Presented in conjunction with California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865, UCLA history professor Brenda Stevenson and curator Tyree Boyd-Pates discuss the history of enslavement in California and how the institution transformed after Reconstruction.

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December 2018

CAAM Reads!

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CAAM Reads! An Unkindness of Ghosts CAAM’s monthly book club continues this fall with titles selected in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Pruitt: Devotion. Pruitt’s work investigates how black identity can reside at the intersection of spiritual traditions, fictional narratives, and technology. In December, we will discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon. Join us for an interesting conversation moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

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CAAM Dreamhaus Toy Drive

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Radical Self Care Now! Giving Toy Drive by Dreamhaus Sometimes acts of selflessness, giving, and sharing bring us joy and wellness. Join us for a special toy drive and celebration of art presented by Dreamhaus. Bring an unopened gift for a child in need and enjoy an evening of music with DJ sets by Burning Benjamins and workshops where you can personalize your gift.

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CAAM Makers Fest

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. CAAM Makers Fest Get busy at this all-ages affair featuring maker stations led by local artists! Learn from the pros of our community, including Sharon Louise Barnes, who will offer a paper sculpture workshop to create garlands and festive ornaments; Michael Massenburg, who will lead a figurative collage workshop; and Rosalyn Myles, who will demonstrate how to make decoupage keepsake boxes. Take home several creative treasures of your own—no prior art…

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CAAM History of Central Ave Series

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. History of Central Avenue From the 1920s to the 1950s, Central Avenue was the hub of West Coast jazz. Famous the world over, “The Avenue,” as it was lovingly called, was a must-visit destination for jazz lovers in Los Angeles. Join us for a series of conversations about Central Avenue and its history and eventual decline. The first program focuses on the beginnings of Central Avenue as a downtown gathering place…

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CAAM Radical Self Care Day

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Practicing the Art of Radical Self Care Join us for a day of wellness with three new practitioners dedicated to healthy outlets for the body and mind. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Self Heal Acupressure Massage Workshop: Unable to get a massage or spend the day at the spa? Learn how to self heal with an acupressure massage workshop by Monique Gray, founder of Planet Mode Wellness. The session will focus…

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