• 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 October 18–December 31, 2022

    FREE

    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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  • Cover of the book, Confidence Man next to a photo of Maggie Haberman, outside looking towards the camera

    New York Times Reporter Maggie Haberman

    Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

    Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)

    $20 Talk only; $48 Talk with one signed book

    Join Writers Bloc Presents® and the Skirball Cultural Center for an evening of conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning White House correspondent Maggie Haberman as she discusses her revelatory and news-making release, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. 

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  • California ballot measures

    California Ballot Measures

    Pros and Cons with the League of Women Voters

    Online: Thursday, October 20, 7:00 pm (PT)
    In-person: Sunday, November 6, 10:00 am

    FREE; Reservations required

    Join us for a nonpartisan analysis of California’s state ballot measures with Mona Field, president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles. With voters deciding on measures ranging from safeguarding abortion rights to funding for climate initiatives, the results of the upcoming election will have a widespread impact on California’s future. 

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  • Black and white photograph of Martha Mitchell surrounded by journalists, cameras, and microphones.

    The Martha Mitchell Effect

    We the People Film Screening and Conversation

    Saturday, October 29, 1:00 pm (doors at 12:30 pm)

    FREE

    With the fifty-year anniversary of the Watergate break-in upon us, revisit the scandal with a screening of The Martha Mitchell Effect.

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  • Photo of a large indoor voting center. A series of yellow and black voting machines are lined up in curved rows.

    Vote at the Skirball!

    Early Voting: Saturday–Monday, November 5–7, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
    Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 am–8:00 pm

    Make your voice heard! Head to the Skirball to vote in the midterms—no matter where you live in Los Angeles County.

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  • Photo of activists Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe standing together in a green park

    Political Animals

    We the People Film Screening and Conversation with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

    Sunday, November 6, 1:00 pm (doors at 12:30 pm)

    FREE

    Political Animals tells the story of the gay rights movement through the eyes of four California politicians: Sheila Kuehl, Carole Migden, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Emotionally moving, the film follows how these groundbreaking lesbians took LGBTQ+ causes off the streets and into the halls of government. 

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  • Black and white still from the movie showing the main character on stage in front of a large crowd of fans

    A Face in the Crowd

    We the People Film Screening and Conversation

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

    FREE

    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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