We welcome the UCLA Community back to campus with four exhibitions to explore. Mingle with students, faculty, and staff; sample Ghanaian and Australian food and drinks; dance along with a Ghanaian procession; and take curator-led tours of ‘How Do You See This World?’ and Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End.
5pm Welcome | Courtyard
5:15pm Tour of Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End with Gassia Armenian | Getty Gallery
6:45pm Ghanaian traditional music by Volta, led by Nani Agbeli | Galleria
7pm Tour of ‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God with Erica P. Jones | Lucas Gallery
Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End
‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God
Fowler in Focus: Communication Systems in a Global Context
Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip
Masks and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry. COVID-19 safety measures will be sent in the registration confirmation email.
Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Major support is provided by the Martha and Avrum Bluming Exhibition Fund and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional generous funding is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fowler Textile Council, the Anne and John Summerfield Fowler Museum Fund, the Anawalt Center for the Study of Regional Dress Fund, the Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles, Mary Herne and David Kenin in memory of Barbara K. Herne, Andrew Adelson, Connie McCreight and Kerry Smallwood. Lead support for the publication is provided by the R. L. Shep Endowment Fund at the Fowler Museum and Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles.
‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and co-curated by the late Doran H. Ross, former director of the Fowler Museum, and completed posthumously by Erica P. Jones, Fowler curator of African arts, and Betsy D. Quick, former Fowler director of education and curatorial affairs. Generous support is provided by the Doran H. Ross Fund for African Exhibitions and the Fowler Fund.
Deborah Wurrkidj (b. 1971) of Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Yawkyawk dja wayuk (Young woman spirit and water lily), designed 2007, printed ca. 2017; screen print, three stencils, linen and ink; Fowler Museum at UCLA X2018.15.3; Museum purchase with Fowler Textile Council funds; © Deborah Wurrkidj / Copyright Agency. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2020
Kwame Akoto (Almighty God) (b. 1950, Kumasi, Ghana), “Self-portrait of Kwame Akoto,” 2012; pigment on plywood; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2016.35.2; Gift of Doran H. Ross