Black art

Cedars-Sinai Open Doors Art Exhibition  

On April 27th, 2022, Vice Chair of the Smithsonian Art Museum, Robert C. Davidson Jr., led a virtual panel discussion called Open Doors: A Conversation of the Healing Power of Diversity in Art.  

Art Exhibition Remembers the Black Women who were Lynched

Blacks became the prey of lynch mobs if they were accused of a crime, committed a perceived slight against someone white or demanded changes, such as the right to vote. The report documents more than 4,400 cases of men, women and children who were killed between 1877 and 1950. The vast majority were men. Artist Alexis Joyner created art around the tragedy..

The Broad Presents ‘Black Fire Sessions’

Inspired by the radical experimentation of the Black Arts Movement, The Broad Museum presents, “Black Fire Sessions,” a two-part series featuring “live music by innovators of free jazz alongside younger artists at the intersections of jazz, R&B, electronic, hip-hop and soul.” Since March, The Broad’s “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983,” has celebrated the contributions of powerful Black Los Angeles-based artists during the Black Power movement. From this powerful exhibit emerges “Black Fire Sessions,” adding music to the conversation.

Garcetti Announces Artist in Residence Program

Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced a new artist-in-residence program that taps into L.A.’s unmatched creative energy and will stimulate outside-the-box thinking in the City’s approach to pressing issues.