KCRW Summer Nights with CAAM

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Aug 30 • 7:00 pm PDT

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

Celebrate summer at CAAM! Enjoy a warm night and cool vibes with CAAM and KCRW, featuring live sets from KCRW DJs Novena Carmel and Francesca Harding, food trucks, a beer garden, and more! You’ll have after-hours museum access to all CAAM exhibitions, which include solo exhibitions by Simone Leigh, Paula Wilson, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, as well as historical looks at Black beach life and African Americans in rural California.

This event is all ages.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM KCRW DJ Novena Carmel
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM KCRW DJ Francesca Harding

The California African American Museum (CAAM) in Exposition Park explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West. In addition to presenting a dynamic slate of exhibitions and public programs, CAAM houses a permanent collection of more than five thousand works of art, artifacts, and historical documents, and a research library. Admission is free.

“Simone Leigh” is the first comprehensive survey of this celebrated artist’s richly layered practice and her most expansive exhibition on the West Coast to date. Presented at the California African American Museum (CAAM) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition explores dozens of key works from throughout Leigh’s career, including pieces from the artist’s landmark 2022 Venice Biennale project. Marking the final stop in Simone Leigh’s national tour, this joint presentation offers visitors the chance to experience a range of works not shown at previous venues.


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