Opening Reception for “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 "afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city." 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 firs 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 us as we 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.
Image: "Esperanza Bandera with her mother Rosie Dominguez and father Rafael Bandera, ca. 1993." Courtesy of Esperanza Bandera