Kenya Davis-Hayes is an associate professor of US History at California Baptist University and studies the imaging of race and its impact on popular culture. Her research has taken her around the world and she has lectured about the politic of American popular culture in universities including the National University of Rwanda, the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and UNAM in Mexico City. She also serves as an Arnold Schwarzenegger appointee to Cal Humanities the state branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the academic in residence for the Women’s Empowerment Foundation which educates women on topics including body image, women’s rights and international women’s issues. She is currently working on book regarding the history of black women on television during the Civil Rights era.
California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.