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Current Exhibitions and Programs

No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 exhibition icon

No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992
March 8 - August 27, 2017
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LA Uprising, CAAM presents No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992, an exhibition that examines one of the most notorious episodes of urban unrest in American history. On March 3, 1991, Rodney King led the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase that concluded with...more

No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 exhibition icon

Trouble Every Day: LA 1965/1992
March 8 - August 27, 2017
Music has always been an integral part of the African American experience. Documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement frequently highlight important albums and concerts, and for many people, listening to jazz, R&B, and hip-hop has animated learning about African American history. Amidst the fighting and...more

Haitian Market

Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection
June 28 - October 8, 2017
Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection features paintings, watercolors, and photographs by artists from the Caribbean and Brazil, and it demonstrates the diverse ways in which artists in the African diaspora record their histories and represent their cultures. Haiti features prominently, including...more

The Blood of Jesus

Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films
June 28 - October 15, 2017
In collaboration with the UCLA Digital Humanities Department, CAAM presents Center Stage, an exhibition that considers pioneering African American filmmakers and production companies in the early 20th century that provided African American women the opportunity to participate in front of, and behind, the camera. They challenged...more

Pythatgore

Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture
July 12 - October 8, 2017
Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture offers new perspectives on one of art's oldest genres. In the age of social media, when the demand to represent our selves has become a daily imperative, portraiture is more ubiquitous than ever and constantly evolving. In depicting the most familiar element ...more

Gary Simmons' Blue Field Explosions

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black
July 12, 2017 - July, 2018
Artist Gary Simmons--who recently returned to Los Angeles, where in 1990 he received his MFA at CalArts--references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory. Much of Simmons work centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early on he drew in white chalk...more