Museum

    Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles

    July 14, 2019 To July 28, 2019

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    This exhibition features video works by contemporary African artists who are contending with inherited political, social, and environmental realities in their respective countries. Artists Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976, Nigeria), and Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, South Africa) grapple with the ramifications of colonial legacies.Read more…

    Charles White Elementary School, 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

    July 15, 2019 To September 15, 2019

    1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

    Presented at the original Otis Art Institute campus where Charles White was the first African American faculty member (now an eponymous elementary school and LACMA satellite), this companion exhibition to Charles White: A Retrospective illuminates the artist’s impact as a teacher.Read more…

    July 17, 2019

    8:30 pm To 11:30 pm

    The first of two Black Fire Sessions kicks off at The Broad with a performance by Roscoe Mitchell (co-founder of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and AfriCOBRA collaborator) with Brett Carson (world-renowned pianist) to celebrate the landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983.…Read more…

    California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    July 18, 2019

    8:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Obie Award–winning collaborators Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson present Portrait of Charles White. Smith navigates White’s career as an artist, educator, and political activist—as well as his compelling personal life—in this intimate meditation on a man of immense complexity and enduring influence.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…