Past Public Programs

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

Organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice (A+P), the Points of Access series continues with a focus on artists and their need to build a sustained practice. In four public programs, CAAM and A+P welcome artists of all stages and genres to explore the many ways to navigate the art world at each point in their careers, and the lessons learned. Join us for the final program at CAAM, which will include an introduction to professionals in the field followed by a speed mentoring mixer. Mentors include Karen Atkinson, founder and creator of the artist-run company and art project, Getting Your Sh*t Together for Artists; Rosalyn Escobar, Grants Manager, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture; Letitia Fernandez Ivins, Sr. Manager, Transportation Planning (Arts and Design) at Metro Art; Kyle Foster, Shopify LA; Pete Galindo, Founder of Civic Center Studios; Pauline Kamiyama, Director, Santa Fe Arts Commission; Karen Mack, Founder of LA Commons; Silas Munro, designer, author, artist and professor of Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design; Angelise Williams, Shopify LA and others.

DRIVING AND PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: If you are driving, CAAM is at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, just west of the 110 Freeway. Please note that our parking lot entrance is at 39th and Figueroa. Please put that cross section into your maps search or GPS device.

Parking is $12 during the day. $15 after 5 pm. CASH ONLY. Our mailing address is 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037.

Please note: For those driving to CAAM, there may be delays entering Exposition Park from Figueroa and 39th Street, as well as fewer empty parking spaces than usual due to construction and other park activities. Please note that Exposition Park may also be entered at S. Hoover Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. We also ask that you consider using carpools and ride shares to get to CAAM, as well as the Metro Expo Line. The Expo Park/USC station is just a 5-minute walk from our front door.

BUS AND RAIL LINE INFORMATION: For directions to get to CAAM via bus or rail, please visit

CAAM and Exposition Park are serviced by the Metro Expo Line in the light rail system.

Our station is at Expo Park/USC. You can also call for route information and general service questions at 1-800-COMMUTE (1-800-266-6883).