• Photo of many colorful squares of fabric sewn together. Thread is sewn in each square to create "faces" with lines

    Welcome Blanket

    Supporting Refugees through Artistic Action

    Submissions now open
    Installation on view through December 31, 2022


    Woven into the fabric of our country is a fundamental idea: our diversity, multiple perspectives, and personal stories make the United States great. In our enduring commitment to “welcome the stranger,” the Skirball Cultural Center is honored to collect and display blankets submitted to artist and activist Jayna Zweiman’s national Welcome Blanket project.

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    A Face in the Crowd

    We the People Film Screening and Conversation

    Sunday, December 4, 1:00 pm (doors at 12:30 pm)


    The Skirball’s We the People series wraps with the American classic A Face in the Crowd. Part of the National Film Registry, this satirical drama stars Andy Griffith in his film debut as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes—a charming drifter who is transformed into a radio personality, and ultimately, a freewheeling political influencer. Directed by Elia Kazan. (1957, 126 min. No MPAA rating.)

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