May 27, 2001 |
According to the Yoruba people, Homo sapiens can be summed up in a phrase: "Eda, Omo Adarihurun"--humanity, the species that grows hair mainly on the head. As such, we are also the species that gave birth to the hairstyle, a wildly expressive, nonverbal language that spans cultures and time to communicate who and what we are.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1993 |
Although a Senate subcommittee has recommended removal of $6.2 million in state support for two popular Los Angeles museums, powerful forces in the Legislature said Friday they were determined to keep the funding intact. The budget subcommittee voted 3 to 0 Wednesday against the funding for the Museum of Science and Industry and the African-American Museum in Exposition Park. Both Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990 |
Officials at the California Museum of Science and Industry in L.A.'s Exposition Park said they lost half their usual 20,000 Saturday visitors and were scrambling to find space for the exhibits after having to close two major buildings three days ago due to earthquake safety concerns.
August 24, 2003 |
The exhibition "Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters," at the California African American Museum through Oct. 12, can be viewed on several levels. The 90-poster exhibition culled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences collection can be enjoyed for its examples of poster art.
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.