Public Programs

Public programs include individual artist talks, panels, short film screenings, and exhibition walkthroughs. Programs are organized to coincide with museum-curated exhibitions on view at Art + Practice.


April 16, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A+P at Home: K-2 Educators Exhibition Walkthrough

Join Joshua Oduga, Exhibitions and Public Programs Manager at Art + Practice, for a virtual tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection, targeted at youth in grades K-12 and their parents and educators. The program will open with a short presentation about the educational resources A+P offers. This will be followed by a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition utilizing the Teacher Resource Guides A+P provides to educators. Oduga will outline thematic elements of the exhibition that educators may be interested in as well as highlight activities attendees can do at home to expand upon the themes and mediums explored in the art.

Join Art + Practice for an enlightening, virtual evening with Dr. Bridget Cooks of University of California at Irvine and Dr. Kellie Jones of Columbia University as they discuss the impact and legacy of artist and arts advocate Ruth Waddy. Waddy was the first artist Eileen Harris Norton purchased artwork from; and some of those initial artworks are displayed in A+P’s current exhibition Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection.

April 30, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bookmarked! Asha Grant + Guest

Introducing Bookmarked!, a new series from A+P highlighting literary artists of LA. In Bookmarked!, organizations and artists around the city will let us in on books and texts that inspire them. For the first installment, Asha Grant, founder of The Free Black Woman’s Library-LA, will invite a Los Angeles writer to join her in discussing and reading texts they draw inspiration from.

Join A+P’s own Nereya Otieno for an informative and interactive tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. The tour will focus on putting the exhibition works in conversation with one another and adding insight from the life of collector Eileen Harris Norton. Though the artworks span decades and continents, what kind of story do they tell together?

May 16, 2020

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Join Art + Practice on an adventure through Los Angeles! For this special weekend event, A.J. Girard, community relations manager at The Underground Museum and art enthusiast who holds a degree in Art History from Howard University, will be leading two tours. One will be of A+P’s current exhibition Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Foundation and the other will be Ja’Tovia Gary’s film exhibition THE GIVERNY SUITE at the Hammer Museum. Both exhibitions are curated by Hammer Museum associate curator Erin Christovale and share themes that Girard will guide participants through. This event is free of charge and includes bus transportation. Due to the precision needed for the bus count, RSVP is required.

June 13, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibition Walkthrough with Joshua Oduga

Join A+P’s own Joshua Oduga for an informative tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. Oduga will be guiding attendees through the concept of technique and the role it plays in the exhibition. How do printmaking, photography and the presence of figurative work come together? What does it mean for a photographer to make work in another medium? How can we see the evolution of technique and materials evidenced by the time span between the works?

June 24, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Points of Access: Audio

In partnership with CAAM, the second installment of a four-part series exploring documentation as an intentional and value-driven process looks at the importance of audio for artists. The evening will feature a moderated panel of speakers from various audio backgrounds such as podcasting, radio, field recording, sound artistry and sonic archiving who all use sound as a means for documenting processes, ideas or events.

July 16, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Join Uri McMillan for a deep dive into the film work of Carrie Mae Weems and the history of the Black woman in the United States. McMillan teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of English, African-American Studies, Gender Studies and is actively affiliated with the Center for Performance Studies. McMillan will be tying all of these areas of expertise together to give an in-depth look at the many lives, emotions, trials, and triumphs Weems explores as a Black woman in her film Coming Up for Air, a work on display for Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection.

July 30, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Artist Talk: Amanda Ross-Ho

Join A+P for a peak into the world of Amanda Ross Ho, a multimedia artist who works with putting together places, objects and languages that seem to not go together. Her work causes viewers to challenge what we assume about artifacts, spaces and size. Ho will talk through her process and how her own life informs her chosen techniques and work.