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.

Take a deep dive into a film by Carrie Mae Weems and the history of the Black woman in the United States with Uri McMillan. McMillan is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles who is also active in working with the departments of African-American Studies, Gender Studies and the Center for Performance Studies.

McMillan will be exploring how Weems’ film Coming Up for Air details the life, emotions, trials and triumphs of a Black woman in American through the ages. Over the course of his talk, McMillan will explain how ideas of race, womanhood, and femininity come together in the world of art and performance. Many of the film’s themes can be found elsewhere in the Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection exhibition.

The Free Black Women’s Library Los Angeles will be present before the program (from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) offering access to a selection of books their founder has chosen to complement A+P’s exhibition and tonight’s event. The books will be available to be viewed and anyone can bring a book written by a Black woman to swap for a book in the library.

This program is organized on the occasion of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection on view at Art + Practice through August 1, 2020. Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection is presented by Art + Practice in collaboration with the Hammer Museum and organized by their Associate Curator Erin Christovale.

Please RSVP here. Admission is always free.