Members of the Museum of African American Art (MAAA) Los Angeles, recently explored the National Museum of African American History and Culture, on their recent, 6-days, 5-nights, arts, history and cultural tour of Washington, DC and fundraiser for the MAAA.
Next up at the MAAA, Sunday, November 18, 3pm – 5pm, actress Wendy Raquel Robinson will emcee the annual Holiday Lighting of the Tree Celebration, during which the MAAA event space will be named in honor of a longtime supporter of the MAAA and former Macy’s executive, Carol Jackson, who passed last year.
This holiday, family event will feature performances by LA Performing Arts HS dancer, Jarrett Elam; students from Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC); and West Angeles COGIC Angelic Children’s Choir. The celebration also launches the holiday shopping season in the MAAA Gift Shop. Parking and admission to this event are free and refreshments will be served.
The entire community is asked to join in the #WeWantMichelle, social media campaign to help bring Michelle Obama to the Museum of African American Art, during her upcoming book tour for her memoir, Becoming.
The MAAA was founded in 1976, by noted artist and art historian Dr. Samella Lewis and a group of academic, artistic, business, and community leaders to increase public awareness of African American art. It operates based on individual and corporate contributions and the generous support of Macy’s, which donates space on the third floor of its Baldwin Hills Crenshaw store located at 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5pm. For more info visit: www.maaala.org.