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September 2018

CAAM Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Celebration Come one, come all! DJ sets by Val Fleury and Tendaji Lathan Good art, people & food trucks FREE rsvp@caamuseum.org

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CAAM In Conversation

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In Conversation: Robert Pruitt with Mar Hollingsworth In conjunction with his exhibition, Devotion, artist Robert Pruitt and Visual Arts Curator Mar Hollingsworth examine the larger themes and concepts of Pruitt’s practice and how they relate to the works on view.

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October 2018

CAAM In Conversation

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. In Conversation: E. Moncell Durden and Vida L. Brown In conjunction with the exhibition The Notion of Family, examine the history of dance in African American culture with dancer and dance historian E. Moncell Durden and curator Vida L. Brown. Hear about the evolution of dance traditions and dances such as the Backslide, Apple-Jack, Lockin, Electric Boogaloo, Urban Cha Cha, and Hip-Hop, to name a few, and learn how community and…

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CAAM Family Workshop

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Playing-Card Art The title of Nina Chanel Abney’s colorful exhibition, Royal Flush, refers to a card player’s most valuable hand. By “laying her cards on the table,” Abney’s paintings reveal truthful aspects of our culture via the barrage of images culled from celebrity videos, pop-up screens, advertisements, news, icons, graphics, and other of-the-moment images. Visitors will use markers, collage, and oversized playing cards as a canvas to illustrate their personal views…

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CAAM Reads!

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CAAM Reads! My Soul to Keep 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. October’s book is Tananarive Due’s My Soul to Keep. November’s selection is Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. In December, we will discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers…

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CAAM Listening to Art

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Listening to Art with Patricia Smith Inspired by the work in Nina Chanel Abney’s exhibition Royal Flush, award-winning poet Patricia Smith reads selections from her recent book, Incendiary Art, recipient of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. One of America’s most electrifying writers, Smith reveals what is frightening—and what is revelatory—about race and history today. Presented in partnership with Claremont Graduate University and the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

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CAAM Family Workshop

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Dress Up and Figure Drawing Workshop Add futuristic elements to your attire and take turns as model and artist, using methods inspired by Robert Pruitt’s work in the exhibition Devotion. Using a limited palette of charcoal and natural tints derived from tea will unify the diverse creativity of each participant.

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CAAM Curatorial Walkthrough

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Curatorial Walkthrough: California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848-1865 Tour California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier 1848-1865 with CAAM history curators Tyree Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter, and discover how California's stance on slavery oscillated and impacted African Americans in the state before, during, and after the Civil War.

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CAAM In Conversation

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. In Conversation: Bridget R. Cooks and jill moniz Hear Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Art History at University of California, Irvine, and independent curator jill moniz discuss how both Charles White and John Biggers have influenced Robert Pruitt and other artists. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Pruitt: Devotion.

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CAAM History of Central Ave Series

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 25, 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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November 2018

CAAM Curatorial Walkthrough

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday, November 2, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Curatorial Walkthrough: Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963 Enjoy an afternoon tour of Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963 with CAAM history curators Tyree Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter as they examine one of the largest civil rights rallies in the country, led by Martin Luther King Jr. at Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles.

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CAAM Family Workshop

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Family Story Time One of the works in the exhibition The Notion of Family is John Biggers’s The Upper Room. Biggers was fascinated by African symbolism and his work often included images of animals and objects that had a special meaning. Join storytellers from Uniting Communities for the Arts to hear wonderful African folk tales, many of which are well-known throughout the African diaspora.

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CAAM Reads!

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CAAM Reads! Parable of the Sower 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. November’s selection is Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Join us for spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s research librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

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CAAM In Conversation

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. In Conversation: Charles Gaines and lauren woods Inspired by Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, artists Charles Gaines and lauren woods discuss representations of cultural narratives, state violence, collective memory, and monumentality in art. Presented in partnership with the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach, featuring an exhibition by lauren woods, Monument (September 17 – December 9, 2018).

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CAAM Radical Self Care Now!

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Radical Self Care Now! Terry Crews In June 2018, actor Terry Crews appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Rise founder Amanda Nguyen to share his story as a victim of sexual assault and to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. Crews has also spoken publicly this year about growing up with an abusive father and has been vocal about his experiences and in support for…

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CAAM History of Central Ave Series

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 15, 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 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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