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NHMLA TALKS

 

The Natural History Museum’s “NHMLA Talks” catalyzes meaningful conversations between the Los Angeles community and authors, artists, critics, scholars, and staff from NHM and La Brea Tar Pits. We’ll delve into the past, take a look at current events and latest scientific findings to make connections between global topics and local relevance. 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

 

 


March 22, 2019 |  6-9 PM

 

Murals have the power to stop people in their tracks, immortalize a location, and command attention. They not only adorn public spaces, but have the ability to communicate important messages on a larger platform. In Los Angeles, women muralists create work that reflects their lives, lived experiences, and also the diversity of their audiences. This discussion explores how women artists shape the cultural production of the city while paving the way for more unique stories, perspectives, and discussions. Join muralists Barbara Carrasco, Noni Olabisi, and Kristy Sandoval for a conversation with historian Denise Sandoval as they talk candidly about their work in L.A.

 

SCHEDULE

6 PM: Doors open, explore Becoming Los Angeles and Sin Censura exhibitions

           Participate in an art workshop led by artists from Self Help Graphics & Art 

7 PM: Discussion begins followed by Q&A 

9 PM: Program concludes 

 

COST

FREE with RSVP

 

LOCATION

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Carrasco

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist.  Her works have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe.  She received her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts and her B.F.A. from UCLA. Her mural sketches are in the Permanent Collection of Works on Paper at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.  A permanent collection of her papers is archived at Stanford University Special Collections. Carrasco was appointed UC Regents Professor at UC Riverside in 2002.  Carrasco is a board member of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.  In 2008, Girl Scouts created a merit patch based on Carrasco’s image of Dolores Huerta.  Carrasco is also included in the documentary film “Dolores” . In 2017 she received the Leadership in the Arts award from MALDEF.  Currently, Carrasco is in two PST exhibitions “Radical Women”and “¡Murales Rebeldes!”
 

 

 

Noni Olabisi

Noni Olabisi is a artist and muralist with over 25 years experience as a muralist, receiving many awards for public art commissions. She was an recipient of the California Community Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship furthering her career as a artist. Her murals have appeared on television, music videos, movies, the cover of The LA Times Weekly, in a PBS documentary featuring Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., also appearing in numerous other publications. Ms.Olabisi’s work continues to reflect the need for perseverance for justice and equality, to educate and promote transformation.
 

 

 

Kristy Sandoval

Kristy Sandoval is a Los Angeles native who grew up in Pacoima, as a first generation chicanx artivist she strives to bring awareness to social justice issues  and focuses on woman empowerment with her brushstrokes. Her life's work has been dedicated to murals and bringing arts education to undeserved communities. Through the healing power of art she has been granted opportunities all over the city of Angels and has taken her on international journeys. In 2015 Sandoval was the first woman to participate in the Mural Istanbul Festival and while there she worked on a second project where a design workshop was facilitated with Syrian refugee children in collaboration with the American Consulate and a nearby ASSAM center.  Soon after, Sandoval was presented with the Phenomenal Woman Award in 2016 by the Department of Gender & Women's Studies at Cal State University Northridge. Kristy began her own healing journey through art and worked to share the experience with community. She believes in the healing power of art and continues her personal work on canvas. Her time spent at the Academy of Art Univeristy in San Francisco exposed her to formal art training, but painting murals has been mostly self-taught. She's picked up the artist name kSan along the way and continues her practice while living in Los Angeles.

 

 

Denise Sandoval

Denise M. Sandoval, Ph.D is a Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge (2002 to the present). She received her doctorate in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University (2003). She was the guest curator/community researcher for three exhibitions on lowrider culture at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (2000, 2007-08, and 2017-2018). She has been a professor in Chicana/o Studies/Ethnic Studies for over 18 years and teaches courses such as Introduction to Chicano Culture, History of the Americas, History of the Chicana/o and Third World Woman and La Chicana. Her research interests include popular culture and the arts, cultural histories of Los Angeles, oral history and community histories. 
 

 

 

Wild LA Book Launch Event

Tuesday, March 26 | 6-9 PM 

NHM is proud to present the book launch of Wild L.A. Join us for an evening panel discussion with the authors, touching on the research and stories behind the book, followed by a Q&A. Special museum collections highlighting elements of the book will be on display between 6 - 7 pm. Books will be available for purchase on the night of the program.

 

SCHEDULE

6 PM:  Explore the Nature Gardens, Nature Lab, and Museum Collections

7 PM:  Panel Discussion: Meet the authors of Wild L.A.

8 PM:  Book Signing and Exploration

9 PM:  Program concludes

 

COST

FREE with RSVP 

 

LOCATION

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007