It’s not only the current roster of powerful and beautiful exhibitions on view that makes CAAM the perfect place to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, taking deeper looks at everything from pioneering fashion house Cross Colours to cultural depictions of black women in cinema, the lively metalworking sculpture scene in L.A., and a broad example of the Southern vernacular drawn from their permanent collection. CAAM’s unparalleled commitment to the community also manifests in a full day of activities, performances, presentations, family time, food, music, political engagement, education on voting rights, and advocacy for peace. It’s all free, and all are welcome.

California African American Museum, 600 State Park Drive, Exposition Park; Mon., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free.

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