A three-day festival of natural color, featuring dyers and designers from across the United States working with botanical and mineral hues. Admission is free; workshop tickets are linked below with corresponding prices. An event concept collaboration by Titania Inglis + Lost in Fiber Agency. Hosted by Poketo Project Space at the Row DTLA.
When: May 18, 2018, 11 a.m.
Where: Poketo Project Space at Row DTLA, 777 Alameda Street #174, Los Angeles
Autry After Hours: “Las Mujeres”
Fierce females and allies make up this month’s installment of poetry, music, and art inspired by our LA RAZA exhibition. Find yourself on the dance floor with the all-girl, all-vinyl Chulita Vinyl Club, hear in-gallery poetry by Sholeh Wolpe and Erika Ayón, and create your own art piece with East Los Angeles’s own Self Help Graphics & Art’s Barrio Mobile Art Studio.
When: May 16, 2018, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
Where: The Autry in Griffith Park
Can We Appreciate the Great Art of Bad People?
Great artists have never been angels. But as we learn more about the crimes and misdemeanors of today’s artists, to what extent can we still separate appreciation of great art from celebrating its compromised creators? Does an artist’s bad behavior diminish the quality of their artwork? What does it mean for arts institutions to reject art on moral grounds? Cultural historian and film critic Neal Gabler, USC popular culture scholar Todd Boyd, and University of Notre Dame art historian Ingrid Rowland examine how, and whether, we can value the art of miscreants and criminals.Moderated by Amanda Fortini, contributing writer at The New Yorker. Presented with Zócalo Public Square.
When: May 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
The Search for Perfection in an Imperfect World
Best-selling author Simon Winchester (The Professor and the Madman; The Men Who United the States), explores the origins of “precision” and the invisible role it plays, for good or for ill, in the way we live our lives. The lecture is drawn from his new book, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. A book signing will follow the program. Free; reservations required. Reserve online.
When: May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library
Bike Month: Discover the Hidden Gems of Culver City Ride
Join Bike Culver City for a ride to discover some of the City’s hidden gems, presented by the Metro Bicycle Educaiton Safety Training (BEST) Program. We’ll meet the frogs living at the Hobbit house, grab some refreshments in a patio under the trees at Jackson Market and Deli, and enter the world of Soviet Flowerpower in the Wende Museum of Cold War artifacts. We’ll also ride along Ballona Creek on a car-free bike path and will finish riding through some studio backdrops (Culver City is the heart of screenland, after all).
When: May 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall Plaza, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232