Past Exhibitions


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013March 2, 2014

From X to Why: A Museum Takes Shape focuses on the Fowler Museum’s formative history through its earliest acquisitions. The title evokes the Fowler's practice of assigning each newly...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–March 2, 2014

When the ancestors of the Māori people sailed to Aotearoa (New Zealand) roughly nine hundred years ago, they became the first Polynesians to settle a land outside the tropics. Previous generations of Polynesians had little need for clothing and...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–March 2, 2014

In nineteenth-century southern Africa, highly individualized arts of personal adornment experienced a florescence among isi-Zulu-speakers, people now called the Zulu. Personal objects worn on or carried around the body were made with...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–March 2, 2014

This exhibition explores the power and prevalence of “two-ness” in Yorùbá art and thought with an impressive display of more than 250 carved wood twin memorial figures, known as ere ibeji. The Yorùb...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–March 2, 2014

The Fowler Museum’s collections today include more than 4,500 masks, figural sculptures, shields, architectural elements, ritual objects, and other items from the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific. Three quarters of these were...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–February 2, 2014

Donated to the Museum in 1968/1969 by the actress Natalie Wood, the Fowler's Chupícuaro ceramics are its most important collection of ancient Mesoamerican art. The selection of nearly seventy works (out of a total of 620) illustrate...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–February 2, 2014

The tradition of weaving textiles with four finished edges—selvages—characterizes the creative process of the ancient weavers of Peru, known for their mastery of color, technique, and design. Without cutting a thread, each textile...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 13, 2013–February 2, 2014

Chicana artist Amalia Mesa-Bains is working with the Fowler Museum's collections to create New World Wunderkammer, which will include three “cabinets of curiosity” representing Africa, the indigenous Americas,...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 12–November 10, 2013

Walk among Worlds is a dramatic outdoor installation by Máximo González. Thousands of inflatable beach-ball globes appear to float up the walls of the Fowler’s Davis Courtyard and billow out the top. In this playful,...


PAST EXHIBITION

March 17–September 22, 2013


Futuristic-looking, yet dilapidated spomeniks―Serbo-Croatian for monuments—dot the hills and valleys of the former Yugoslavia like abandoned spaceships, monuments to a forgotten socialist future. From 2006–09, Antwerp-based...