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 Brand staff member, artist, and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
The Art Talk Tuesday series will resume in September.
How do we look at art? How do we write a poem about a painting or sculpture? What are we looking for to help us understand? ARTful Conversations, a new program by Brand Associates, brings the community together in a collaborative workshop to learn about art history and the ease of writing poetry inspired by the art.
During these workshops, art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian educate and engage participants to explore, discover, and develop a personal connection to exhibits in Brand's Gallery. Learn art history relating to the current exhibit and then write a poem inspired by the artwork.
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.
Make It! 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.
The 2023 season runs from April 29 through May 20 and includes performances by Megill & Company, Psychopomp Dance Theater, Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), and Bernard Brown/bbmoves.
Applications for the 2024 Season are now open.
With Music Animated, local musicians make music come alive in these interactive programs! Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
The next Music Animated program will take place on June 24 and feature The Pineapple Quartet.
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, and August for free concerts.
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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.