In Anna Deavere Smith’s stunning work of documentary theater, the acclaimed actor/playwright portrays a multitude of real individuals who experienced the violent aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial. Using their words verbatim, she exposes and explores the devastating human impact of that event. Followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots. (2000, Dir. M. Levin, 76 min.)
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he natural world has long been as a source of inspiration and contemplation in Japanese art and culture. This facilitated gallery tour looks at folding-screen paintings in the museum's collection, examining landscapes and representations of the seasons. Different approaches to capturing nature have produced paintings that encompass a range of meanings, subject matter, and technique. Art historian and educator Kristin Bengtson leads the tour.