Metro x LACMA events celebrating L.A. artist Charles White happening in May and June

I Have a Dream, 1976 © The Charles White Archives © Museum Associates/LACMA

In honor of L.A. artist Charles White, Metro and LACMA have teamed up to present jazz-centric events coinciding with two current LACMA exhibitions celebrating White’s life. The first event will take place at LACMA this Friday, while the second will take place at Union Station in June.

Metro Art Presents Jazz at LACMA, featuring Otmaro Ruiz
Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m.
Free to the public

LACMA Presents Jazz at Union Station, featuring Daniel Rotem
Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.
Free to the public

A limited edition Charles White TAP card featuring his work I Have a Dream (1976) will be distributed exclusively at LACMA ticket offices during museum hours on May 24. The cards will be available with purchase of a LACMA general admission ticket. (Bonus: show the TAP card to receive a $2 discount on general admission!)

Charles White: A Retrospective is on view at LACMA through June 9, and Life Model: Charles White and His Students is on view through September 15. Don’t miss these two landmark exhibitions celebrating the life and legacy of the artist, teacher, and activist who made Los Angeles his home for more than two decades and influenced generations of artists — including Metro artist Richard Wyatt, Jr., who contributed to the mural City of Dreams/River of History with May Sun. The mural is located in the East Portal of Union Station.

To get to LACMA, take the Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.