October 8, 1993
A free presentation of "Crossing the Broken Bridge," a play performed by A Traveling Jewish Theatre and the Junebug Theater Project, will be sponsored by the California Afro-American Museum at the Natural History Museum on Saturday at 3 p.m. The play examines the forces that divide and unite people, as seen through the lens of African-American/Jewish relations. Information: (213) 744-7432.
October 22, 1996
A memorial service for A.S. "Doc" Young, former Los Angeles Sentinel editor and a sports editor for Jet, Ebony and Hue magazines, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the California Afro-American Museum in Exposition Park. State Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) will participate in the program. Young, 76, died Sept. 6 of pneumonia.
November 6, 1994
A walk-a-thon to benefit children served by the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services will be Nov. 19 at Exposition Park. The 3.5-mile "Walk for Our Children" starts at 8 a.m. at the California Afro-American Museum. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Parking is available for $3 at the park. To register, contact the One Church, One Child office at (213) 351-5778.
November 20, 1994 |
"Take 2" at USC's Fisher Gallery and the California Afro-American Museum showcases the multimedia artwork of 13 Los Angeles women. Depictions of homelessness, riots, fires, floods and earthquakes are juxtaposed with those showing human triumph and peaceful rhythms of life.
December 10, 1996
The J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts has awarded its annual $15,000 grants to each of five area artists. Painters Roy Dowell, Ben Sakoguchi and Megan Williams are recipients, together with installation artists Daniel J. Martinez and Jennifer Steinkamp.
December 17, 1988
Charles Schlein, 89, a Russian-born painter and sculptor whose work dealt with the socially oppressed. In the 1930s, after emigrating to America from Paris, he taught and painted for the Depression-inspired Works Progress Administration. Late in that decade he moved to Los Angeles and worked in the art departments of several film studios while also painting publicity portraits of such stars as Rosalind Russell, Bing Crosby and Charles Boyer.
March 1, 1996 |
Promoting Black Artists: "Round Midnight," a mixed-media work by Los Angeles artist Lezley Saar, goes on view today at the California Afro-American Museum in Exposition Park. The 5-by-4-foot wall piece, which combines pages of books with painted images of black people, was commissioned by Seagram's Gin as part of "Perspectives in African American Art," a national program that supports the work of African American artists in cooperation with six museums across the country.
March 24, 1994
Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke has named two Westside residents to county commissions. Aurelia Roberts Brooks, chief executive officer of the California Afro-American Museum and a Los Angeles resident, has been appointed to the Music and Performing Arts Commission. Brooks has developed exhibitions, lectures and dance performances at the museum. A graduate of Howard University and California State University at Los Angeles, she studied at UCLA's Museum Management Institute.
December 6, 1992 |
There was a time, 50 years ago, when Central Avenue in Los Angeles was known as the "Harlem of the West Coast," a strip of nightclubs and hotels jumping with the energy of the young African-American entertainers of the day. Central Avenue came alive at night, when the singers, dancers and actors who spent the day struggling to be discovered in Hollywood would let loose and enjoy themselves.