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Los Angeles: How Museums Can Amplify Incarcerated Voices

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Oct 14, 2020 • View in browser
This week in LA news, the owner of a prison telecom company resigns from LACMA’s board after public pressure, and the Academy Museum (whose opening date keeps getting pushed back) acquires a remarkable collection of pre-cinematic objects — the magic lanterns are especially beautiful. We also look at Frank Gehry’s one-billion dollar luxury complex, which is languishing across from his Walt Disney Concert Hall
For a breather (because you know we all need one), Mixografia is sharing images of Helen Frankenthaler’s exuberant Los Angeles prints, as well as some special photographs of the artist at work in the 1980s. 
Wishing you all a good rest of your week! 💫
Elisa Wouk Almino, Senior Editor

Amplifying Incarcerated Voices
Somos LA Arte (image courtesy ACTA Arts in Corrections)
Somos LA Arte (image courtesy ACTA Arts in Corrections)
Art programs for imprisoned people make a difference.
This is the resounding message of “Share the Mic: Incarcerated Arts,” hosted by LA’s Fowler Museum. This Saturday from 12 to 1:15pm, various leaders of such programs will talk about their work and how museums and cultural institutions can “destigmatize and center incarcerated voices.”
The Magic of Helen Frankenthaler's LA Prints
The Visual Magic of Helen Frankenthaler’s Los Angeles Prints
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