Join us for a conversation with artist Tanya Aguiniga and author, academic, and music critic Josh Kun. // Acompáñenos durante una conversación con la artista Tanya Aguiniga y el autor, académico y crítico musical Josh Kun.
Throughout the month of October, the museum’s director, Allison Agsten, will meet one-on-one with 50 artists from Downtown LA area. Sign-ups for this program are now closed. // Durante el mes de Octubre, Allison Angsten, directora de The Main, se reunirá cara a cara con 50 artistas del área del Centro de Los Ángeles. Las inscripciones para el programa Office Hours de este año ahora están cerradas.
Neighbors, introduce yourself and your art practice to The Main through our third annual open-call Office Hours meetings and exhibition. // Vecinos, preséntense e introduzcan su práctica artística a The Main a través de nuestra tercera edición y exposición anual de Office Hours.
Come to an Open Studio with one of The Main’s artists-in-residence, Kelman Duran, an artist, filmmaker, and musician whose work looks at the way disenfranchised communities respond to civic architecture and mechanisms of surveillance. // Venga a ver el Estudio Abierto de uno de los artistas en residencia de The Main, Kelman Duran, artista, cineasta y musico cuyo trabajo analiza la forma en que las comunidades marginadas responden a la arquitectura cívica y los mecanismos de vigilancia.
Director Allison Agsten leads an exhibition tour that incorporates highly-detailed verbal descriptions and tactile work samples to aid visitors who are blind, have low vision, or have difficulty processing visual information. All are welcome. // La directora Allison Agsten guiará un tour de la exposición que incorpora descripciones verbales altamente detalladas y muestras táctiles de los trabajos para ayudar a lxs visitantes que son ciegxs, con baja visión o que tienen dificultades para procesar información visual. Todxs son bienvenidos.
Join us for a conversation with artists Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda, whose works are on view in the current exhibition Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda: Common Ground. // Acompáñenos durante una conversación con lxs artistas Milton Davis y Vickie Uyeda, cuyos trabajos se encuentran en exhibición actualmente.
Join The Main’s artist-in-residence Beatriz Cortez in collaboration with Professor Yansi Perez as they lead a map making workshop where participants are invited to draw a map of Los Angeles using their own subjective experiences of the city. // Acompaña a la artista en residencia de The Main Beatriz Cortez en colaboración con la profesora Yansi Pérez, mientras dirigen un taller de creación de mapas en el que se invita a los participantes a dibujar un mapa subjetivo de Los Ángeles.
Opening party / fiesta de inauguración
Afternoon with Tongva Elder Julia Bogany as she teaches where soapstone came from and how it was used as an everyday living essential by the Tongva.
Workshop on the essentials of walking meditation facilitated by Victor Narro and Laureen Lazarovici.
Workshop with artist and educator April Bey to explore and dismantle various concepts of self-care in relation to the millennial generation.
Walk-through of Dora De Larios: Other Worlds with Allison Agsten and Sabrina Judge.
Workshop on developing the whole person and bolstering confidence, inner strength and passion by SoulCollage facilitator Laureen Lazarovici and Victor Narro.
Walk-through with artist Rigo 23 for his exhibition Ripples Become Waves.
Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez joined in conversation with Tongva Elder Julia Bognay and Pete White, founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network.
Workshop facilitated in Spanish, introducing natural wellness ways and holistic healing methods led by Felicia Montes.
Conversation with Gloria Arellanes, a dedicated activist at the forefront of Chicana and Native movements in Los Angeles.
Workshop introducing natural wellness ways and holistic healing methods led by Felicia Montes.
A conversation between Dr. Robert King and Albert Woodfox.
Workshop exploring collective co-creation facilitated by Joy Anderson and Charmaine Bee.
A performance with Jayda Rasberry, directed by Patrisse Cullors.
This program has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.
Featuring Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA, Chrissie Castro of the Los Angeles American Indian Commission, and Bamby Salcedo of the TransLatin@ Coalition.
Workshop centered around the Native language with Tongva Elder Julia Bogany.
Conversation with Kathy Peltier on her father, Leonard Peltier, joined by Larry Smith.
An evening of poetry and spoken word from renowned Native American poets Tazbah Rose Chavez, Emily Clarke, Kinsale Hueston, Pamela J. Peters, and Allison Ramirez.
Symposium organized by Artist-in-Residence Beatriz Cortez to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and imaginations of possible futures.
Interactive workshop on exercises in breath, sound, meditation, and plant-work with artists Olivia Chumacero and Sarita Doughterty.
Workshop on mindfulness practices facilitated by Victor Narro and Laureen Lazarovici.
Workshop led by Rachel DuVall in conjunction with her exhibition In Focus: Rachel DuVall.
Opening for Office Hours + In Focus: Rachel DuVall with a hosted bar by Fort Point Beer Company and DJ sets by the Vinyl Frontier Club.
One-day program inviting the public to stand on the feet of Rigo 23's statue of Leonard Peltier in support political prisoners and Indigenous peoples. Photography by L.A.-based Navajo artist Pamela J. Peters.
Site-specific dance performed by Carolina Caycedo, Marina Magalhães, Isis Avalos, Samad Guerra, and the participants of Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition workshop.
Workshop led by dancer and choreographer, Marina Magalhães, developed by past artist-in-residence Carolina Caycedo, in collaboration with Isis Avalos and Samad Guerra.
Allison Agsten, director of The Main, will meet one-on-one with 50 Downtown L.A. artists in Beta Main. Signups are now closed.
An afternoon of music and poetry with Eddington Again, Bapari, Black Gatsby, Brandon Drew Holmes, Micah James, Thed Jewel, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Naeem Juwan, and Adee Roberson.
Danzas and blessings performed by Krystal Escalante, Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory, and Xinaxcalmecac Academia Semillas del Pueblo.
A night of bilingual poetry in Spanish and English with Alma Rosa, Yesika Salgado, Missy Fuego, Cynthia Guardado, and Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna.
Artist walk-through with Star Montana.
Vulnerability workshop with Star Montana.
Conversation with Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando.
Panel discussion with Star Montana, Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Munoz.
Performance with Mecca Vazie Andrews.
Sketching with Alice Könitz.
Join us for a performance and reading incorporating Senator Elizabeth Warren’s full remarks on then Senator Jeff Session's nomination as attorney general, Coretta Scott King’s letter, poetry, music from Arash Saedinia, and Alice Könitz’s Circle Chairs and Triangle Chairs, currently on view at Beta Main.
Writing Herself brings together Black femme artists and writers for an afternoon of readings and performance centered around self-creation and expression.
A panel of arts leaders who will share how each of their organizations are working to be more responsive to artists’ needs – collectively and individually.
In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A.
Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future.
Join us for the public opening reception of Star Montana's portraiture with Alice Könitz's experiments in museum seating.
Join artist Edgar Arceneaux and professor Mark C. Marino, director of the University of Southern California’s Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, for a discussion of new media’s role in the current transmission of fake news.
Conversation with Carolina Caycedo, Ed Bereal, Jerri Allyn, Nancy Buchanan, Harry Gamboa Jr., and Patrisse Kahn-Cullors
Conversation with Melinda Guillen, Susan Mogul, and Kristina Wong
Conversation with Andrea Bowers, Micol Hebron, Leslie Labowitz-Starus, and Suzanne Lacy
Conversation with Glenn Phillips and Karen Moss
Kyudo demonstration by Hirokazu Kosaka
7pm - 7:15pm
Conversation with Simone Forti, Hirokazu Kosaka, and Barbara T. Smith.
7:15pm - 9pm
Lesson by Simone Forti
Led by Anne Gauldin and Cheri Gaulke
Conversation with Amelia Jones, Meiling Cheng, Nao Bustamante, and Rodney McMillian
1pm - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5pm