Friday, January 16, 2009

California African American Museum

Public Programs and Events
Exhibit Programs and Special Events

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1pm
Collaging Your Vision: A Personal Journal

Make your own journal. Collage your unique vision using paper, paint, magazines and gold and silver foils. Wanda Clarke leads participants in the creation of a colorful abstraction inspired by Crumpler's Paris Sketchbooks. RSVP required: 213-744-2024.

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 11am - 5pm
Target Sundays at CAAM

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Monday, January 19, 2009, 11am - 5pm
View the Kingdom Day Parade, Visit Cake for King at CAAM

Every MLK Holiday, CAAM opens at 11 am, but begins the day by participating in the annual Kingdon Day Parade around 9:00 am. Come view the parade which begins at Western Avenue, travels west up Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Crenshaw Blvd. south, ending at Vernon Avenue in Leimert Park. CAAM's parade car will feature special guests hosted by CAAM's Deputy Director Woodburn T. Schofield, Jr. Following the Parade, join us back at CAAM for a piece of our birthday Cake for King. These festivities are becoming a family tradition at CAAM with free cake, MLK speech screenings and open exhibitions. On display will be our specially-created exhibition, A Dream Realized, featuring historic images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President-elect Barack Obama. The live program includes storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnett reading excerpts from King speeches at 12:30pm, the cake cutting happens at 1pm and jMichael Walker will be on hand selling his poster artwork and his book "All the Saints of the City of the Angels." Mr. Walker will also be reading excerpts from his book in the Research Library at 2pm and will be available to sign his book. For more information call 213-744-7432. For parade information, call 310-537-4240.
"A Dream Realized" and its related programming is courtesy of Target, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Family Foundation, Southern California Edison and Friends, The Foundation of the California African American Museum.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7am
CAAM Inauguration Watch

When then-Senator Barack Obama came to CAAM for a partnered Urban Issues Breakfast Forum book signing in 2006 he urged everyone to support this 'cultural institution.' More than 800 people came to hear him speak, It is fitting that on the historic occasion of his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States, CAAM will host a special Members Only Inauguration Watch Event. What better time to join the Museum? Become a Member Now!! RSVPs Mandatory. For more information call 213-744-7432.

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