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Fowler Museum at UCLA

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W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
310.825.4361Info: 310.825.4361, fowler.ucla.edu W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles
September 2017
September 24, 2017 - March 15, 2018
Free

Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis

“Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” explores the unique cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and one of the oldest cities in the Americas. In the 1940s, Salvador emerged as an internationally renowned center of Afro- Brazilian culture, and it remains to this day an important hub of African- inspired artistic practices in Latin America. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon…

January 2018
January 21 - April 15
Free

Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis

“Axé Bahia” explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America. This exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Bahian arts to date in the U.S. and features the work of such modernists, as well as contemporary artists. “Axé Bahia” features more than 100…

February 2018
February 11 - July 1
Free

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power

Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale episodic painting cycle Bread, Butter, and Power forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition, which seeks to explore ideas about the many ways that democratic concepts influence our lives, loves, and relationships on macro- and micro-levels. This twenty-panel installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender. Sponsored by Fowler Museum

March 2018
March 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Story Time: The Water Princess

Join the museum for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our exhibition “Dining with Kings”. Families and children of all ages are invited to discover Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom as she searches for clean drinking water in “The Water Princess”, by Susan Verde (2016). After the reading, a Museum Educator will lead families on a brief exploration of artworks related to the story. Sponsored by the Fowler Museum, UCLA

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Family Jam: Storytelling with Dena Atlantic

Families and children of all ages are invited to discover Brazil’s cultural heritage as acclaimed storyteller Dena Atlantic performs interactive narratives inspired by our exhibition “Axé Bahia.” Sponsored by the Fowler Museum, UCLA

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Films by Axé Bahia Artists

features short films by such artists as Caetano Dias and Ayrson Heráclito, and sheds light on the breadth of their practices beyond the works on view in the exhibition. In “Canto Doce: Pequeno Labirinto (Sweet Song: Small Labyrinth),” Caetano Dias records the construction of a small labyrinth made of sugar in the Calçada train station in Salvador, as well as the reaction of passersby discovering it. In Ayrson Heráclito’s “As mãos do Epô (The Hands of Epô),” the camera follows…

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Screening: Disgrace

“Disgrace” brings J. M. Coetzee’s post-apartheid novel to the screen. It tells the story of a South African university professor (John Malkovich) who moves to his daughter’s Eastern Cape farm when his affair with a student costs him his position. In conjunction with “Bread, Butter, and Power,” artist Meleko Mokgosi has selected films addressing colonialism, democracy, and liberation across the continent of Africa, themes that he explores through his large-scale episodic painting cycles. Sponsored by Fowler Museum, UCLA


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