Special Tour—The American Library at the Skirball

Special Tour
Thursday, June 20, 2:00–3:00 pm
To commemorate Juneteenth, Skirball Associate Curator Vicki Phung Smith will lead a guided tour of The American Library, exploring the process and meaning behind Yinka Shonibare's immersive art installation. Get a special glimpse into the more than 6,000 books featuring the names of US immigrants and Black Americans who have made notable contributions to American life and culture.

Note: Special Tours are subject to cancellation.

Outdoor Movies at the Skirball: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Friday, June 28, 8:30 pm
Celebrate Sendak's most well-known story under the stars!

Celebrate Sendak's most well-known story under the stars! Embark on an extraordinary adventure to a world of friendly monsters with Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, which brings Maurice Sendak's timeless tale to life like never before!

Directed by Spike Jonze (2009, 101 min., Rated PG)

The American Library at The Skirball

On view through September 1, 2024
Free to all on Thursdays!
The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA
Browse artist Yinka Shonibare’s immersive installation The American Library, where six thousand books are wrapped in textiles with the names of US immigrants and Black Americans affected by the Great Migration. Learn about their impact and share your own story.

How to experience this exhibition: