The launch of the new website ROSE SOUTH LA

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

1-3 pm

Echoes on Pico, Los Angeles CA

Join us for the new launch of our website for the memorial project "Reclaiming Our Sister Everywhere, South Los Angeles", for the victims of

the "Grim Sleeper" and other serial murders of Black women in South Los Angeles. We reaffirm the humanity and dignity of the victims. Black

women's lives count!




Advocates For Bail and Criminal Justice Reform Send Message on the eve of Christmas Using Jail Beds JusticeLA and L.A 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Artists team up to place over 50 jail beds around Los Angeles to call attention to those incarcerated for the holidays




COLA 20 Programming: Preserving Your Artistic Legacy

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Participants are attorney Jesse Croxton and guests. Moderated by Michael Massenburg




Notable Fine Arts Alumni


Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national art and design education leader. Fine art alumni are recognized

internationally in a variety of creative fields. Graduates are both visionary and respected professionals who pursue notable careers.




“The Makers” Exhibition at L.A. Union Station Celebrates Artists Who Enhance the Transit Rider’s Experience on Metro

Public conversation with Metro artists 

Oct. 20, 2016

Join us for the last in a special series of free public conversations with Metro artists on Thursday, Oct. 20, in Union Station’s beautiful Historic

Ticketing Hall. The moderated conversation and Q&A will feature the artists June Edmonds, Michael Massenburg, and Roy Dowell, who

created artwork for Pacific Ave, Farmdale, and Canoga Stations, respectively.

The conversation is free, open to the public, and takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.



Breeders Cup "The Best is Yet to Come" Horse Art Exhibition

October 2016

Breeders’ Cup, in partnership with Discover Los Angeles, announces the launch of ‘The Best is Yet to Come Horse Art Exhibition,’ a pop-up

community art program created in collaboration with Crewest Studio and five notable Los Angeles street artists.



Barnsdall’s SKIN Show Aestheticizes the Politics of Race

Mat Gleason wrote the article

February 10,  2016



Noah Purifoy: From Watts with 66 Signs of Neon to the Gallows

Sunday, June 7, 2015, @ 1 pm

 LACMA joins the Watts Towers Art Center to commemorate the Watts rebellion through presentations of artist’s reactions. In 1965, alongside

eight artists, including Judson Powell, Noah Purifoy gathered three tons of debris from the rubble and began his largest body of work—what

was once a collection of 66 pieces that embodied the artist’s spirit of collaboration—66 Signs of Neon. Gallows (2003) is considered Purifoy’s

last work. Anchored by these signposts on opposite ends of a long career, the panel discusses these works and more. Panelists include

Powell; Sue Welsh, longtime friend, and collaborator of Noah Purifoy; Studio Museum curator Naima Keith; artist and curator Michael

Massenburg, and artist and teacher Sam Durant.

The panel is moderated by exhibition curators Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke, Curator at LACMA, and Yael Lipschutz,

independent curator and archivist of the Noah Purifoy Foundation.

LACMA, Bing Theater

Free and open to the public




 Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion and Now

Art Exhibition

Curators Rosie Lee Hooks & Michael Massenburg                          

OPENING RECEPTION: February 22, 2015, 1:00 p.m.


Watts Towers Arts Center, Noah Purifoy Gallery



AmdePoet - Difficultez Technical  - OLD SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL 2015 

 February 2015

New CD from Watts Prophet Amde Hamilton bridges Watts Rebellion to World Wide Web.

Executive Producers: Craig Webb & Anthony Hamilton

Lyrics by Anthony Hamilton
Produced by Brian Gallow, Claramax Music, ASCAP
Mixed by Dae One
Artwork by: Michael Massenburg



Inglewood Growing Artist  Project unveiled in Inglewood Main Library.

The City of Inglewood is celebrating the completion of newly commissioned works of public art in an afternoon festival on Saturday, January

10, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Inglewood Public Library, 101 West Manchester, Inglewood, CA.

The afternoon will begin with the dedication of Inglewood Stories, the new site-specific mural by nationally noted Inglewood artist Michael

Massenburg. The artist and Inglewood Mayor, James T. Butts, will provide remarks. Free bookmarks and a poster of the art will be

available in the Library Lobby.


KCET DEPARTURES: On Location: Inglewood

Mike Sonksen wrote the article 

November 18, 2014



LACMA9: Inglewood Art + Film Lab

Hanul Bahm wrote the article

September 5, 2014



"Fabulous" Forum Announces Musically Inspired Art Program


January 14, 2014



KCET ARTBOUND: Public Art, Private Stories: Michael Massenburg Collages Los Angeles

Lynell George wrote the article

June 3, 2013



The Source: Transportation News and Views: Art for the Expo Line: All in a Day by Michael Massenburg

Heidi Zeller wrote the article 

June 14, 2012



Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA. A CONVERSATION ON ART AND THE '92 RIOTS,

Featuring: Artists Elaine Brandt, Michael Massenburg, Charles Miller, and Maggie Hazen; writer Carol Kwang Park; and art historian Eun Jung

Park. Moderated by Michael Mata. In association with KCCD and SAIGU.

May 2012.




What: The 45 Show – Opening Reception

When: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time: 5 PM – 11 PM

Where: Twenty Miles East Art Gallery

558-A West Second Street, Pomona, CA 91767 


Painted, melted, sculpted, and photographed. These are just some adjectives used by curator/artist Michael Massenburg to describe how a

collection of Southern California artists will use 45s (vinyl records) as a medium in an upcoming art exhibition. Art meets vinyl in this

showcase of 45 of Southern California’s finest artists, creating unique designs using the 45 as a starting point. “My instructions

to the artists were simple,” Massenburg said. “Use the 45 as a starting point. Other than that, there were no limits.” The opening reception on

April 9 at Twenty Miles East Gallery (20 miles east of LA) coincides with the 2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk.


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