Art presentation at CAAM
A Biographer Speaks: Miguel Covarrubias and his Representation of African Americans on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. at California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park. Biographer Adriana Williams will discuss the work of Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias in the context of the Harlem Renaissance. The talk is presented as part of the current exhibition, The African Diaspora in the Art of Miguel Covarrubias: Driven by Color, Shaped by Cultures, showing through Feb. 26. The exhibition provides a visual understanding of the Harlem Renaissance era, and features finely drawn and painted, highly stylized imagery of African Americans from that era. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.caamseum.org or RSVP at 213-744-2024.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at CAAM
The California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, will present a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, One Dream, A National Influence, A World of People, on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jeffrey Anderson Gunter and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Chandra Wilson will host the event, which will include film screenings of King’s speeches, art-making workshops and performances. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the support of the Target Corporation.