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LOS ANGELES—Opening reception: afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city
February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Image: “Esperanza Bandera with her mother Rosie Dominguez and father Rafael Bandera, ca. 1993.” Courtesy of Esperanza Bandera
LOS ANGELES—In its new exhibition, afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city, LA Plaza explores the history and contemporary experiences of Afrolatinidad in Los Angeles through art, photographs, and personal objects. In the exhibition, visitors enter a recreated Afro-Latinx home and understand how this vibrant yet underrepresented community is central to Los Angeles culture. The first of its kind in a major institution, this exhibition is co-curated by Walter Thompson-Hernández and Mariah Berlenga-Shevchuk and funded by California Humanities. Opening during Black History Month, afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city is presented in conjunction with Sula Bermúdez: Neither Fish, Flesh, nor Fowl, curated by Mar Hollingsworth, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager, at the California African American Museum.
Join LA Plaza as they celebrate the opening of afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city. Enjoy small bites, DJ Rich Spirit Revelli and a guest performance by Afro-Peruvian educator and choreographer Nadia Calmet. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition will be on view February 22, 2020 through July 20, 2020.
Saturday, February 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project Grant.