This exhibition takes its inspiration from James Baldwin's "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953) and will be on view until April 7, 2013. The themes include faith, religious control, family, hope and hypocrisy.
Three exhibition programs worth noting:
- Writing Workshop: Writing Down the Bones/An Alchemy of Arts & Letters
Saturday, March 23, 2013; 11:00am-2:00pm
Jack Grapes, editor of ONTHEBUS, will instruct visitors in a workshop that will use the exhibition as its writing prompt.
- Performance and Presentation: Sacred Praise Chorale
Sunday, March 24, 2013; 2:00pm
Dr. Diane White-Clayton, leader of Faithful Central Bible Church's Sacred Praise Chorale, teaches visitors about the musical heritage of the African American Church with the use of hymns, gospels, and African songs.
- Artists' Conversation
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 1:00pm-4:00pm
Certain artists, whose works are featured in the exhibition, will come together and explain their work on display.
Some artists featured will be Tracy Brown, Zeal Harris, John Outterbridge, Diego Leclery, Caroline Kent, and many others. The artists attending the April 6 event include Todd Gray, Lynn Aldrich, Nery Gabriel Lemus, and Edgar Aceneaux.
The California African American Museum is located on State Drive at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday.