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calligraphy by Xu Wei
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Drinking and Scribbling in the Garden: Xu Wei's Wild Cursive Calligraphy
Nov. 18, 2021

Peter Sturman, professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discusses the artistic polymath Xu Wei (1521–1593) and his uninhibited style of calligraphy, known as kuangcao, or "wild cursive." Sturman introduces Xu's calligraphy—particularly, three scrolls that Xu wrote in an...

 

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YOU ARE HERE: A Work in Progress from Sandy Rodriguez
Aug. 17, 2021

Sandy Rodriguez, a Los Angeles-based artist, is creating new work for The Huntington. The piece is called YOU ARE HERE / Tovaangar / El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Porciúncula / Los Angeles. It is a multilingual map of the greater Los Angeles area that represents the topography, language, flora,...

 
Art by Larry Johnson
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Larry Johnson
Jul. 28, 2021

Join Lauren Mackler, co-curator of "Made in L.A. 2020: a version," for this short and insightful discussion about artist Larry Johnson, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Art by Buck Ellison
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Conversations with Buck Ellison & Shamus Khan
Jul. 22, 2021

"Made in L.A. 2020" artist Buck Ellison is joined in conversation by Shamus Khan, professor of sociology and American studies at Princeton University. Together they discuss their intimate portraits of privilege and power, and the implications for American inequalities.

The program is presented by the Hammer...

 
Art by Hedi El Kholti
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Conversations with Hedi El Kholti & Reynaldo Rivera
Jul. 13, 2021

Join "Made in L.A. 2020" artists Hedi El Kholti and Reynaldo Rivera as they play records and discuss music that has had a profound influence in their lives.

The program is presented by the Hammer Museum.

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Art by Harmony Holiday
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God’s Suicide by Harmony Holiday
Jun. 24, 2021

Join actor Larry Powell as he portrays writer and public intellectual James Baldwin in this production of "Made in L.A. 2020" artist Harmony Holiday's one-man play, God's Suicide, which looks at Black male vulnerability as its central subject. Adapted from an essay by the artist and constructed around the...

 
Art by Hedi El Kholti
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Hedi El Kholti & Abdellah Taïa: Toward the sea, Where we meet
Jun. 15, 2021

Join "Made in L.A. 2020" artist Hedi El Kholti and writer, filmmaker Abdellah Taïa as they read excerpts from their respective works and discuss their shared experiences growing up queer in Morocco and their journeys translating those experiences into writing, art, and film.

The program is presented by the...

 
Priya Satia
Lecture
Conscience and Victorian Empire: How History Helped Make History in British India
Jun. 9, 2021

Priya Satia, professor of history at Stanford University, explores the ways in which Victorian thinkers drew on a historical sensibility to understand and justify British rule in India. By deferring ethical judgment to the future, historical thinking enabled well-meaning Britons to engage in imperial activities,...

 
"Poetry" on a clock from Fear of Poetry
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Fear of Poetry Screening with Jack Skelley and Sabrina Tarasoff
Jun. 2, 2021

Join writer Jack Skelley and "Made in L.A. 2020" artist Sabrina Tarasoff for a virtual screening and conversation on Gail Kaszynski's 1983 documentary Fear of Poetry. Kaszynski's film is an improvisatory 40-minute foray into a fervent, formative period in the lives of poets such as Dennis Cooper, Benjamin...

 
Art by Ann Greene Kelly
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Ann Greene Kelly
Jun. 2, 2021

Join Nika Chilewich, curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, for this short and insightful discussion about artist Ann Greene Kelly, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Kathleen Belew and Natalia Molina
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White Supremacy in the West: Immigration and Racial Justice in Southern California
May 26, 2021

Professor Kathleen Belew in Conversation with Distinguished Professor and MacArthur Fellow Natalia Molina

Historian Kathleen Belew, CNN contributor and author of Bring the War Home, gives us the history of the white power movement in America, which consolidated decades ago around a potent sense of betrayal...

 
Art by Jeffrey Stuker
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Jeffrey Stuker
May 26, 2021

Join Lauren Mackler, co-curator of "Made in L.A. 2020: a version," for this short and insightful discussion about artist Jeffrey Stuker, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition.

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Book cover of The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Lecture
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History
May 26, 2021

Karlos K. Hill, Associate Professor and Chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses his new book The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History. 

On the evening of May 31, 1921, and in the early morning hours of June 1,...