In South of Pico, MacArthur winner and Columbia University professor Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles’s black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, engaged activist arts scene in the face of racism and social upheaval. Building on her work on the Hammer exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980, Jones expands our understanding of the history of black arts in Los Angeles and beyond. She is joined by artist and founder of the Brockman Gallery Dale Davis, UCLA professor of English Uri McMillan, and UC Irvine professor of Art History and African American Studies Bridget Cooks.
Coffee, tea, and book signing to follow.
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