On The Corner, A Presentation by Van Young – Saturday, May 14 3-4pm
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / Classes and Workshops / May 2016 / What's Happening This Week

On The Corner, A Presentation by Van Young – Saturday, May 14 3-4pm

Longtime Friends of William Grant Still Arts Center president Van Young will share some insights and thoughts into Miles Davis’s 1972 album On The Corner  in a new freeform one hour presentation all about the groundbreaking record. The exhibit will be open for viewing and, since it is the birthday of Dr. William Grant Still, we’ll have our usual cake … Continue reading

So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2016 / March 2016 / What's Happening This Week

So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis

  So What! The Artistry of Miles Davis March 12-June 4, 2016 Opening Reception:  Saturday, March 12, 3:00-6:00pm  Featuring live opening concert from 3:30-5:30pm by Project World Drum bringing together drummers and trumpeter Dr. Alphonso White, along with  electronic instruments to experiment with the Miles sounds during his fusion years in the 70s and 80s. 8th Annual Exhibition in WGSAC’s African-American Composers … Continue reading

Spring Classes Now In Session!
African-American Composers Exhibition Series / April 2016 / Classes and Workshops / February 2016 / March 2016 / What's Happening This Week

Spring Classes Now In Session!

Making music, art, dance, and theatre through the creative work of Miles Davis! The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Spring Music and Art Education Program begins again from March 15-May 7. Starting February 29-March 4, give the Center a call to reserve your space. The Spring Education program teaches music and art through the life and work … Continue reading

35th Annual Black Doll Show Closing Event Saturday, February 13 from 2-5pm
Black Doll Show / Community Health and Wellness / February 2016 / What's Happening This Week

35th Annual Black Doll Show Closing Event Saturday, February 13 from 2-5pm

Closing Panel and Performance Part of 35th Annual Black Doll Show – Trench Art Retrospective: The War Against HIV/AIDS – Women of the African Diaspora in the Trenches Panel: “Creating Sanctuary: Eliminating HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma and Shame” Saturday, February 13, 2:00-5:00 pm Join the William Grant Still Arts Center and Dr. Cynthia Davis for a closing reception of the … Continue reading

Listen to An Interview with 35th Annual Black Doll Show Curator Dr. Cynthia Davis
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Listen to An Interview with 35th Annual Black Doll Show Curator Dr. Cynthia Davis

EncLAve, a website about World Culture in Los Angeles, interviewed Dr. Cynthia Davis about her lifelong dedication to public heath and the 35th Annual Black Doll Show – Trench Art Retrospective: The War Against HIV/AIDS – Women of the African Diaspora in the Trenches . You can listen to the interview here: http://enclavelosangeles.com/2016/01/07/35th-annual-black-doll-show-empowers-women-of-color-to-break-the-silence-on-hivaids-in-black-community Photo by Tom Nguyen courtesy … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours and Happy 2016!

Stop by during the holidays! We hope to see you here and welcome you to check out this year’s beautiful 35th Anniversary Black Doll Show with family and friends. The Center will be closed on Christmas Day (12/25/2015), and New Years Day (1/1/2016). Otherwise, we’ll have our usual gallery hours. We’ll be open the day after Christmas (12/26/2015), … Continue reading