South of Pico
Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites visitors to participate in an ongoing series of book clubs and creative writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions. Aimed at encouraging self-expression, creativity and critical dialogue, this program offers a unique opportunity for language lovers from all backgrounds to come together and openly discuss the intersections of literature and contemporary art!
Join us for this special edition of Studio Salon as we celebrate the launch of Dr. Kellie Jones's book, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, an exploration of the vibrant arts scene in Southern California in the face of the tumultuous political environment of those decades. The evening's program will feature Dr. Kellie Jones in conversation with 2014–15 artist in residence Sadie Barnette, and Ashley James, MoMA Research Consortium Fellow in the department of Drawings and Prints, as they employ both the book and Excerpt in discussing migration, mobility and the future of black-owned contemporary art spaces. After the conversation join us for a reception and pick up a signed copy of Dr. Jones's book from the Museum Store!
This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.