Library Catalog

Dancers on Film

Featuring scholars, visual artists, and choreographers, Dancers on Film screens classic and contemporary films together as a way to explore the dynamic influences of Black dance forms on the moving image. Part of the African American Art History Initiative.

Dancers on Film: Maya Deren in Context
April 7, 2022

Dancers on Film: Two by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich
June 10, 2021

Dancers on Film: Okwui Okpokwasili & devynn emory
Oct 21, 2020

Image: Still of Talley Beatty from A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) by Maya Deren. Courtesy NACG/The Film-Makers' Cooperative

Imaginaries of LA

Imaginaries of LA is a series of conversations between artists and curators that explores what is at stake in the strategies used to represent the city—including its history of segregation, racist city planning, and harmful urban redevelopment policies—and provides a forum for debate about LA's past, present and future.

Imaginaries of LA: Michelle Caswell, Laura Pulido, and Kandis Williams
September 21, 2022

Imaginaries of LA: Umar Rashid and Sandy Rodriguez
November 10, 2021

Imaginaries of LA: Guadalupe Rosales and Pilar Tompkins
March 18, 2021

Imaginaries of LA: Edgar Arceneaux and Julian Myers-Szupinska
December 10, 2020

Image: Map of the Greater West (or, The Lemurian Triangle) (detail), Umar Rashid, 2017. Ink, acrylic, coffee, and tea on paper. 134.62 x 154.94 cm. Courtesy the artist

Beyond the Borders, Beyond the Boundaries

Presented by the Getty Research Institute Director's Office, Beyond the Borders, Beyond the Boundaries brings together speakers whose work expands art historical scholarship beyond the intellectual and geographic constraints that have traditionally defined it, provoking new ways of thinking about how practices of inclusion and exclusion have shaped the field.

Unfinished, Fraying: Processes of Exhibition Making
April 27, 2021

Hostile Terrain 94: Reflections on Immigration and Public-Facing Anthropology
March 31, 2021

Blackness Is in the Making: Materials of the 18th-Century Artist
December 6, 2020

Image: Hostile Terrain 94 (detail), 2020. Part of the Undocumented Migration Project, the Manila tags represent the identified bodies of undocumented migrants who have died crossing the border, while the orange memorialize the over 1,000 deceased who remain unknown