Brand Library & Art Center provides a wide-range of free visual and performing arts programming, including concerts, art exhibitions, art and music lectures, films, dance performances, and interactive programs for families!
ART TALK TUESDAY
Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it, followed by a moderated Q&A with artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
The next program, Michael Ned Holte: Notes on Barbara & Marcia & Nancy, will take place on Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm.
Please join us for ARTful Conversations, a new offering by Brand Associates. During this 60-minute collaborative workshop, art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian will educate and engage participants to explore, discover, and develop a personal connection to exhibits in Brand's Gallery. ARTful Conversations provides a strategy for looking at and learning about art through the lenses of art history and poetry.
The next program will be on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 6-7:30pm at Brand Gallery during the exhibit NEXUS IV: RAIZ.
The Brand Gallery hosts diverse contemporary art exhibitions every year. For each exhibition, we offer an array of programming that can include artist talks, panel discussions, curator-led tours, film screenings, poetry readings, and art workshops.
This hands-on crafts program for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves! Each program is limited to 25 participants. Programs are held in the Brand Library Courtyard. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
The next Make It! program of 2023 will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 11am-1pm and will focus on making native bee houses.
Subsequent programs will be held on June 7, July 12, July 26, and August 23.
Please wear appropriate crafting attire - dress to make a mess!
IN THE BAG
Brand Library's Learning Kit Lending Program!
Kits include guitar, ukulele, drawing, knitting, crochet, and a hiking kit so you can get out and let nature inspire your creativity!
Our Knitting Support Group is postponed for now, feel free to share any projects you are working on from home www.facebook.com/brandlibrary
This is not an instructor led class, but open time at the library to work on your projects.
The Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. The series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.
Applications for the 2023 Season are now closed. The 2022 season included workshops and performances by City Ballet of Los Angeles, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza Dance and Drum Company and JazzAntiqua.
Local musicians make music come alive in these interactive programs! Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
Past programs have included: Honolulu Avenue Strummers, Kazan Taiko, the California Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sounds of Ancient Mexico.
This acclaimed series presents top musicians from Southern California playing chamber music in the Brand Recital Hall.
The Music Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.
View the 2023 schedule.
The Summer Music Series presents eclectic live music located at Brand Library & Art Center. Concert attendees often bring their own chairs and picnic amenities and sit on the grassy hill. Join us on Fridays at 7pm during July, August, and September for free concerts.
The application period for the 222 East Concert Series and Brand Summer Music Series just ended. Check back soon for this year's line up.
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Brand Associates members Joemy Wilson and Jackie Davis share the fascinating story of the Brand family and their historic home that is now Brand Library & Art Center. Tours are free, but RSVPs are required.
Docent tours are currently not available.
REEL ART Film Series
Reel Art features critically acclaimed independent films that explore the arts, with special guests on hand to lead post-screening discussions. The film series is run by the Brand Associates.