Programs

PAST // PASADO DEC 9, 2018 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Film Screening: The Founding of Los Angeles, by Paul Pescador

See Paul Pescador’s year-long project that attempts to document the city’s vast and expansive history in the period of a single film. // Vea el proyecto de un año de duración de Paul Pescador que intenta documentar la vasta y expansiva historia de la Ciudad, contenida en la duración de una sola película. DEC 4, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Open House: ArtCenter at The Main

See what Art Center’s classes-in-residence have been working on at The Main. // Vea lo que las clases-residencia de ArtCenter han estado trabajando en el Main. NOV 18, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Open Studios: Artists-in-Residence // Estudios Abiertos: Artistas en Residencia

Step inside the studio spaces of our Artists-in-Residence Beatriz Cortez and Kelman Duran to learn about their practices and current projects. // Entra a los estudios de nuestrxs artistas residentes Beatriz Cortez y Kelman Duran para aprender más acerca de sus prácticas y sus actuales proyectos. NOV 15, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Artist-in-Residence Program: Travis Diehl – A Snake Whistles (Three American Poems) // Una Serpiente Silba (Tres Poemas Estadounidenses)

Writer-in-residence Travis Diehl presents parts of his essay on “The Snake,” a soul song from the 60s that has become a right-wing spoken word hit at Donald Trump’s rallies. // Nuestro escritor-en-residencia Travis Diehl presenta partes de su ensayo acerca de “La Serpiente” (The Snake), una canción de soul de los años 60 que se ha convertido en un éxito en los rallies políticos de la derecha en apoyo a Donald Trump. NOV 10, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM All Artists, All Publics: Representing Disability in Cultural Institutions //Todxs Lxs Artistas, Todas Las Audiencias: La Representación de Las Discapacidades en Las Instituciones Culturales

A panel discussion on art and disability with a group of L.A.-based artists and arts leaders. // Un panel de discusión sobre arte y discapacidad en compañía de un grupo de organizadores y artistas de L.Á.NOV 1, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Opening Reception: Office Hours 2018 // Recepción de Apertura: Office Hours 2018

Join us for the opening of the third annual Office Hours exhibition. Enjoy an evening at the museum with a hosted bar, music, and community. // Acompáñenos durante la apertura de la tercera exposición anual Office Hours. Disfrute de una velada en el museo con un bar, música y comunidad. OCT 10, 2018 – OCT 31, 2018 12:00 PM Office Hours Meetings 2018

Throughout the month of October, the museum’s director, Allison Agsten, will meet one-on-one with 50 artists from Downtown LA area. Sign-ups for this program are now closed. // Durante el mes de Octubre, Allison Angsten, directora de The Main, se reunirá cara a cara con 50 artistas del área del Centro de Los Ángeles. Las inscripciones para el programa Office Hours de este año ahora están cerradas.  SEP 26, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ArtCenter Dialogues: Tanya Aguiñiga in conversation with Josh Kun

Join us for a conversation with artist Tanya Aguiniga and author, academic, and music critic Josh Kun. // Acompáñenos durante una conversación con la artista Tanya Aguiniga y el autor, académico y crítico musical Josh Kun.SEP 6, 2018 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Office Hours Sign-Ups 2018 – Now Closed

Neighbors, introduce yourself and your art practice to The Main through our third annual open-call Office Hours meetings and exhibition. // Vecinos, preséntense e introduzcan su práctica artística a The Main a través de nuestra tercera edición y exposición anual de Office Hours. AUG 29, 2018 – AUG 31, 2018 12:00 PM Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Kelman Duran: The Office of Colonial Architecture

Come to an Open Studio with one of The Main’s artists-in-residence, Kelman Duran, an artist, filmmaker, and musician whose work looks at the way disenfranchised communities respond to civic architecture and mechanisms of surveillance. // Venga a ver el Estudio Abierto de uno de los artistas en residencia de The Main, Kelman Duran, artista, cineasta y musico cuyo trabajo analiza la forma en que las comunidades marginadas responden a la arquitectura cívica y los mecanismos de vigilancia. AUG 25, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Verbal Imaging Tour

Director Allison Agsten leads an exhibition tour that incorporates highly-detailed verbal descriptions and tactile work samples to aid visitors who are blind, have low vision, or have difficulty processing visual information. All are welcome. // La directora Allison Agsten guiará un tour de la exposición que incorpora descripciones verbales altamente detalladas y muestras táctiles de los trabajos para ayudar a lxs visitantes que son ciegxs, con baja visión o que tienen dificultades para procesar información visual. Todxs son bienvenidos. AUG 18, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Artist Talk: Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda

Join us for a conversation with artists Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda, whose works are on view in the current exhibition Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda: Common Ground. // Acompáñenos durante una conversación con lxs artistas Milton Davis y Vickie Uyeda, cuyos trabajos se encuentran en exhibición actualmente. JUL 29, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM A Personal Cartography of Los Angeles: A Memory Workshop

Join The Main’s artist-in-residence Beatriz Cortez in collaboration with Professor Yansi Perez as they lead a map making workshop where participants are invited to draw a map of Los Angeles using their own subjective experiences of the city. // Acompaña a la artista en residencia de The Main Beatriz Cortez en colaboración con la profesora Yansi Pérez, mientras dirigen un taller de creación de mapas en el que se invita a los participantes a dibujar un mapa subjetivo de Los Ángeles. JUL 8, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibition Opening — Milton Davis and Vickie Uyeda: Common Ground

Opening party / fiesta de inauguración MAY 12, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Workshop: Soapstone and the Tongva

Afternoon with Tongva Elder Julia Bogany as she teaches where soapstone came from and how it was used as an everyday living essential by the Tongva.MAY 6, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Principles of Walking Meditation

Workshop on the essentials of walking meditation facilitated by Victor Narro and Laureen Lazarovici.APR 29, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM To Catch a Millennial Part II: Self-Care Concepts from The Survivalist Generation

Workshop with artist and educator April Bey to explore and dismantle various concepts of self-care in relation to the millennial generation.APR 28, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Exhibition Walk-through of Dora De Larios: Other Worlds

Walk-through of Dora De Larios: Other Worlds with Allison Agsten and Sabrina Judge. APR 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM SoulCollage 101

Workshop on developing the whole person and bolstering confidence, inner strength and passion by SoulCollage facilitator Laureen Lazarovici and Victor Narro. APR 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Artist Walk-through: Rigo 23

Walk-through with artist Rigo 23 for his exhibition Ripples Become Waves.APR 19, 2018 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Kelly Lytle Hernandez: City of Inmates

Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez joined in conversation with Tongva Elder Julia Bognay and Pete White, founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network.APR 15, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Cariño: Autocuidado y Curación en Tiempos Difíciles

Workshop facilitated in Spanish, introducing natural wellness ways and holistic healing methods led by Felicia Montes.APR 11, 2018 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Gloria Arellanes: Teachings from a Grandmother

Conversation with Gloria Arellanes, a dedicated activist at the forefront of Chicana and Native movements in Los Angeles. APR 8, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Cariño: Radical Self and Community Care for Trying Times

Workshop introducing natural wellness ways and holistic healing methods led by Felicia Montes.APR 7, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Mightier than Metal, Sturdier than Concrete: Robert King and Albert Woodfox on the Struggle of the Angola 3

A conversation between Dr. Robert King and Albert Woodfox.MAR 25, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Spell-Casting/Un-Casting & Dream Interpretation

Workshop exploring collective co-creation facilitated by Joy Anderson and Charmaine Bee.MAR 24, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Healing the Wound of Incarceration: A performance directed by Patrisse Cullors

A performance with Jayda Rasberry, directed by Patrisse Cullors.MAR 22, 2018 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM POSTPONED – Louder than Words: WOMEN ON THE MOVE

This program has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.MAR 21, 2018 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM From the Frontlines: A Conversation with L.A Womxn of Color Activist Leaders

Featuring Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA, Chrissie Castro of the Los Angeles American Indian Commission, and Bamby Salcedo of the TransLatin@ Coalition. MAR 18, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Workshop: Tongva Language Fundamentals

Workshop centered around the Native language with Tongva Elder Julia Bogany.DEC 16, 2017 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Workshop | Indigo Dyeing with Rachel DuVall

Workshop led by Rachel DuVall in conjunction with her exhibition In Focus: Rachel DuVall.NOV 29, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Reception | Office Hours + In Focus: Rachel DuVall

Opening for Office Hours + In Focus: Rachel DuVall with a hosted bar by Fort Point Beer Company and DJ sets by the Vinyl Frontier Club.NOV 19, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PMStand in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

One-day program inviting the public to stand on the feet of Rigo 23′s statue of Leonard Peltier in support political prisoners and Indigenous peoples. Photography by L.A.-based Navajo artist Pamela J. Peters.NOV 12, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Performance | River of Everyone River of No One

Site-specific dance performed by Carolina CaycedoMarina MagalhãesIsis AvalosSamad Guerra, and the participants of Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition workshop.NOV 12, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Workshop | Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition

Workshop led by dancer and choreographer, Marina Magalhães, developed by past artist-in-residence Carolina Caycedo, in collaboration with Isis Avalos and Samad Guerra.NOV 1, 2017 – NOV 22, 2017 10:30 AM Office Hours

Allison Agsten, director of The Main, will meet one-on-one with 50 Downtown L.A. artists in Beta Main. Signups are now closed.OCT 1, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Quiet Isn’t Kept: Amplifications in Black Queer Voice

An afternoon of music and poetry with Eddington AgainBapari,  Black GatsbyBrandon Drew HolmesMicah JamesThed JewelAmanda-Faye JimenezNaeem Juwan, and Adee Roberson.SEP 24, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Danza Azteca: Honoring the Past, Blessings for the Future

Danzas and blessings performed by Krystal EscalanteAnahuacalmecac International University Preparatory, and Xinaxcalmecac Academia Semillas del Pueblo.SEP 20, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Poetas Potion: a night of poesía y palabra

A night of bilingual poetry in Spanish and English with Alma RosaYesika SalgadoMissy FuegoCynthia Guardado, and Xitlalic Guijosa-Osuna.SEP 16, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Artist Walk-through with Star Montana

Artist walk-through with Star Montana.AUG 12, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Vulnerability, the Birthplace of Creativity: A Workshop Led by Star Montana

Vulnerability workshop with Star Montana.AUG 3, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMSee Me Now: A Conversation with Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando

Conversation with Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando.JUL 22, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMHow We Do It

Panel discussion with Star MontanaValerie J. BowerArlene Mejorado, and Desilu Munoz.JUL 16, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMPerformance: Mecca Vazie Andrews: Title X V. 1

Performance with Mecca Vazie Andrews.JUL 15, 2017 11:00 AM – 5:00 PMMecca Vazie Andrews: Open Rehearsal

Open rehearsals with Mecca Vazie Andrews.JUL 14, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:00 PMMecca Vazie Andrews: Open Rehearsal

Open rehearsals with Mecca Vazie Andrews.JUN 10, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PMSketching with Alice Könitz

Sketching with Alice Könitz.JUN 7, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMas·sem·ble: a performative reading

Join us for a performance and reading incorporating Senator Elizabeth Warren’s full remarks on then Senator Jeff Session’s nomination as attorney general, Coretta Scott King’s letter, poetry, music from Arash Saedinia, and Alice Könitz’s Circle Chairs and Triangle Chairs, currently on view at Beta Main. JUN 3, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Writing Herself

Writing Herself brings together Black femme artists and writers for an afternoon of readings and performance centered around self-creation and expression.MAY 31, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM How to Support Artists Now

A panel of arts leaders who will share how each of their organizations are working to be more responsive to artists’ needs – collectively and individually. MAY 20, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Artist Walk-through: Star Montana

In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A.MAY 13, 2017 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Otis Public Practice MFA Symposium: FEMINISM 4D

Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future.  MAY 7, 2017 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Opening Reception: Star Montana with Alice Könitz

Join us for the public opening reception of Star Montana’s portraiture with Alice Könitz’s experiments in museum seating.MAR 15, 2017 8:00 PM – 9:30 PMBlack Lies & Fake News

Join artist Edgar Arceneaux and professor Mark C. Marino, director of the University of Southern California’s Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, for a discussion of new media’s role in the current transmission of fake news.MAR 9, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Artist Walk-through: Edgar Arceneaux

Join Edgar Arceanuex as he navigates the narratives layered within Library of Black Lies.FEB 26, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Artist Walk-through: Edgar Arceneaux

Join Edgar Arceanuex as he navigates the narratives layered within Library of Black Lies.DEC 10, 2016UNDEFEATED: Difference, Bias, and Dialogue NOV 8, 2016On Politics and Performance

Conversation with Carolina Caycedo, Ed Bereal, Jerri Allyn, Nancy Buchanan, Harry Gamboa Jr., and Patrisse Kahn-Cullors NOV 7, 2016 Are Feminists Funny?

Conversation with Melinda Guillen, Susan Mogul, and Kristina WongNOV 6, 2016On Friendship and Feminism

Conversationwith Andrea BowersMicol Hebron, Leslie Labowitz-Starus, and Suzanne LacyNOV 4, 2016 On Archiving Performance

Conversation with Glenn Phillips and Karen Moss
 NOV 2, 2016On the Spiritual and the Body

Kyudo demonstrationby Hirokazu Kosaka
7pm – 7:15pm

Conversation with Simone Forti, Hirokazu Kosaka, andBarbara T. Smith.
7:15pm – 9pmNOV 2, 2016Lesson by Simone Forti: On Movement

Lesson by Simone FortiOCT 31, 2016Witches Rising: A Ritual Performance for All Hallow’s Eve

Led by Anne Gauldin and Cheri GaulkeOCT 30, 2016 Opening of Beta Main

Conversationwith Amelia JonesMeiling ChengNao Bustamante, and Rodney McMillian
1pm – 2:30pm

Opening Reception
2:30pm – 5pm