Art

    California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

    May 8, 2019 To September 8, 2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    For many fans of 1970s American television, Ernie Barnes’ (1938–2009) painting The Sugar Shack is no doubt instantly familiar.Read more…

    The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA

    July 15, 2019 To August 25, 2019

    11:00 am To 6:00 pm

    Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.Read more…

    California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    July 25, 2019 To August 25, 2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work in the realm of black individual and collective life resonates with White’s profound and continuing…Read more…

    LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    July 27, 2019 To November 3, 2019

    11:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Zak Ové (born 1966) is a British visual artist of Trinidadian descent. His sculptural installation, The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness, encapsulates the complex history of racial objectification and the evolution of black subjectivity.Read more…

    California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA

    August 7, 2019 To September 8, 2019

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Aspects of Nude showcases the ways in which artists have portrayed the human form in its purest state: bare. For centuries the study of nude models, in various poses, has been a fundamental source for artists to master drawing skills and learn to represent the subtleties of the human physique.Read more…