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Skirball Cultural Center

Public Tour—This Light of Ours

Public Programs | Public Tours

A large group of people standing in a line looking at a long wall of photos

Photo by Lindsey Best

Join us for a docent-led tour of This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and spend an hour with a guided exploration of the vital work undertaken by a broad coalition of organizers and everyday people whose collective action changed America.

Date and Time

Tuesday–Friday, 1:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Admission

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  • Prices vary: $13–18 
  • FREE to Members and Children under 2 
  • FREE to all on Thursdays 

Reservations recommended
Includes general admission

About the Program

Join us for a docent-led tour of This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and spend an hour with a guided exploration of the vital work undertaken by a broad coalition of organizers and everyday people whose collective action changed America.

Spend time after the tour exploring This Light of Ours further or visiting the additional temporary exhibitions RECLAIMED: A Family Panting and The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

Special Tour
Saturday, Feb 24, 1:00 pm

Black and white close up photo of Maria Varela smiling and holding her camera. Behind her is a group of people engaged in a chant.

Tour This Light of Ours with a very special guest! MacArthur Fellowship winner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Maria Varela, whose work is featured in the exhibition, joins Skirball Associate Curator Alissa Schapiro to share perspectives on her work and social activism. Maria is a community organizer, writer, and photographer who took up the camera because of the lack of materials showing Black people taking leadership to change their communities.

Donor Support

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible by generous support from the following donors:

Margaret Black and John Ptak   
Stephanie and Harold Bronson   
Nancy Sher Cohen and Robert Neil Cohen (z”l)
Gelila Assefa Puck
Resnik Family Foundation
Steve Tisch Family Foundation
Willis Wonderland Foundation

Media sponsor:

KBLA Talk 1580

 

With additional support from:

Christine and Patrick O’Donnell

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