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 first of its kind in a major institution, this exhibition is co-curated by Walter Thompson-Hernández and Mariah Berlanga-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.
afroLAtinindad: mi casa, my city 3D Virtual Tour
Explore an interactive virtual tour of our exhibition. Walk through our galleries from anywhere on your favorite device and explore the history and contemporary experiences of Afrolatinidad in Los Angeles. Enjoy the 360-degree views of the exhibition from all angles for a true interactive and immersive experience. Click here to learn how to navigate the tour.
Walkthrough: afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city
Opening Reception: afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city
En Casa con LA Plaza: When Community Creates Exhibitions: The Making of “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city” | July 29, 2020
En Casa con LA Plaza: Documenting Afro-Mexicanos with Ebony Bailey, Filmmaker and Photographer | June 24, 2020
En Casa con LA Plaza: The African Influence in Latin American Music with Betto Arcos, Independent Radio Journalist | June 5, 2020
En Casa con LA Plaza: Afro-Peruvian Culture in Los Angeles with Nadia Calmet, Educator and Choreographer | Wednesday, February 24
afroLAtinididad: mi casa, my city on KCAL 9
Univision 34 “A Primero Hora” Morning Show Profiles “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city” | March 13, 2020
“afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city” on Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo | February 5, 2021