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FINAL BLACK FIRE SESSION AT THE BROAD

The second of two Black Fire Sessions at The Broad brings Anthony Braxton and harpist Jacqueline Kerrod to the museum in conjunction with Soul of a Nation—Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, now in its final weeks.

Kelsey Lu will warm up the audience in the first floor lobby, while upstairs in Oculus Hall, Jimetta Rose—both conducting the Voices of Creation Choir and singing with a trio—and Beans will perform.

Throughout the evening, Maurice Harris will stage “a durational intervention in the Soul of a Nation galleries.”* Please see link below for details.

BLACK FIRE SESSIONS—ANTHONY BRAXTON, JACQUELINE KERROD, JIMETTA ROSE, BEANS, KELSEY LU, MAURICE HARRIS*

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 8 pm until 11 pm.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Anthony Braxton, photograph © R. Cifarelli; Jacqueline Kerrod, courtesy of the artist; Jimetta Rose by Yvonne Schmedemann; Beans, photograph by Beowulf Sheehan; Kelsey Lu, courtesy of the artist; Maurice Harris, courtesy of the artist.

BLACK FIRE SESSIONS AT THE BROAD

The Art Ensemble of Chicago co-founder Roscoe Mitchell and pianist Brett Carson will perform at the first of two Black Fire Sessions at the Broad.

The concerts celebrate the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, and Mitchell—who collaborates with AfriCOBRA—and Carson will be preceded by the “beat music” of Teebs in the first floor lobby.

The evening includes performances by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Busdriver in the museum’s Oculus Hall, and throughout the evening Mecca Vazie Andrews will “animate the galleries of Soul of a Nation through three distinct movement and dance pieces.”*

BLACK FIRE SESSIONS—ROSCOE MITCHELL, BRETT CARSON, GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW, BUSDRIVER, and MECCA VAZIE ANDREWS*

Wednesday, July 17, from 8pm until 11 pm.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

The second of the Black Fire Sessions will take place on August 14.

From top: Roscoe Mitchell; Brett Carson, photograph by Carly McLane; Georgia Anne Muldrow; Busdriver; Teebs; and Mecca Vazie Andrews. Images courtesy and © the artists, their management, and the photographers.

QUINCY JONES AND COMPANY AT THE BROAD

In celebration of its ongoing exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–1983, The Broad presents an evening of music, art, and conversation.

Quincy Jones has invited a number of musicians to perform—including Terrace MartinCory Henry, Arin RayEryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley—and Endeavor’s Boz Saint John will preside as MC.

The evening will begin with an introduction by Jones, and the presentation of a special video showcasing Jones’ barrier-breaking, game-changing work in the music, film, and television industries, and his insistence that our histories and accomplishments never be forgotten.

During the event, attendees are welcome to visit the exhibition as well as the museum’s third floor galleries.

SOUL OF A NATION CELEBRATION—

A SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE CURATED BY QUINCY JONES

Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.

The Broad

221 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Quincy Jones, photograph by Adam Hart; Eryn Allen Kane, photograph by Erica Hernandez; Cory Henry; Alex Isley, photograph by Richard Stevenson, Jr.; Arin Ray, and Terrace Martin, photographs by Samantha J.(2); Boz Saint John. Images courtesy and © the musicians, MC, and photographers.

SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM

Thelma Golden and Kellie Jones—joined by CAAM‘s departing deputy director and chief curator Naima J. Keith—will participate in the first panel of the SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo.*

The symposium marks the opening day of the SOUL OF A NATION exhibition at The Broad. Panel 1—which runs from 10:35 am to 11:50 am—will turn on the subject “The Politics of Black Exhibitions.” UC Irvine associate professor Bridget R. Cooks will moderate.

For complete information on the day’s speakers and panels, see the link below.

SOUL OF A NATION SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, March 23, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Aratani Theatre

244 San Pedro Street, downtown Los Angeles.

*On April 1, 2019, Keith will join LACMA as the vice president of education and public programs.

From top: Betye Saar, Rainbow Mojo, 1972, acrylic painting on cut leather, courtesy the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer; Roy DeCarava, Mississippi freedom marcher, Washington, D.C., 1963, photograph, gelatin silver print on paper, courtesy Sherry DeCarava and the DeCarava Archives, © Roy DeCarava; Barkley L. Hendricks, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People — Bobby Seale), 1969, oil, acrylic and aluminum leaf on linen canvas, © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks, courtesy of the artist’s estate and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Superman S–Shield © and ™ DC Comics, used with permission.

ON ROMARE BEARDEN

At Getty Center and at CAAM, Mary Schmidt Campbell will discuss the artist and his times at the center of her new book AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROMARE BEARDEN.

Bearden’s work will be on view at The Broad in the upcoming exhibition SOUL OF A NATION—ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER, 1963–1983.

MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL—AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY

Thursday, February 28, at 11 am.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

Sunday, March 3, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

Also see Ralph Ellison, “The Art of Romare Bearden,” in Art in America, 1945–1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, edited by Jed Perl (New York: Library of America, 2014), 701–710.

From top: Romare BeardenRiver Mist ,1962, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York; Bearden (left) with Ernest Crichlow (standing with glass) and Norman Lewis (seated far right), co-founders of the Cinque Gallery, courtesy Romare Bearden Foundation; Romare Bearden, Sha-ba, 1970, collage on paper, cloth, and synthetic polymer paint on composition board, photograph by Allen Phillips, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Romare Bearden, Pittsburgh Memory, 1964 (detail), mixed media collage and graphite on board, © Romare Bearden Foundation, licensed by VAGA, New York.