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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!
October 2, 2019 • 7:00 pm PDT
Party like it’s 1990 on Wednesday night. That’s when CAAM (California African American Museum) celebrates the opening of four new exhibitions, including Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century. Cross Colours explores the impact of the urban apparel line founded by Angelenos Carl Jones and T.J. Walker that exploded when Will Smith paraded the bold hues and designs in the 1990 first season of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Curators Tyree Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter explore the brand’s role in breaking color barriers in the field of men’s apparel.
The other exhibitions being celebrated at Wednesday’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!” party: LA Blacksmith; Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940; Timothy Washington: Citizen/Ship; Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection.
Don your ’90s hip hop gear, practice old-school moves like The Cabbage Patch and The Humpty Dance, and enjoy DJ sets by Jasmine Solano and Earry Hall and performances by Timothy Washington and Culture Shock.