Past Exhibitions


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...


PAST EXHIBITION

April 7–September 8, 2013

In April 1994, after years of protest, oppression, and dissent, the eyes of the world were on South Africa and its first free elections. Would some sixteen million people voting for the first time select the African National Congress as the ruling party...


PAST EXHIBITION

March 10–July 14, 2013

"An instructive lesson in how these festive relics od dress and people's memories of the past manage to survive, continuing to impart meaning and dignity."...


PAST EXHIBITION

April 7–July 7, 2013

Ernest Cole (1940–90), one of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, passionately pursued his mission to tell the world what it was like to be black under apartheid. With imaginative daring, courage and compassion, he portrayed the lives of...


PAST EXHIBITION

December 2, 2012–March 31, 2013

Under the brutal Khmer Rouge rule from 1975–79, Cambodia’s cities were systematically emptied of their population, commercial activity ground to a halt, and even the use of currency was prohibited. This genocidal reign was finally...


PAST EXHIBITION

October 21, 2012–March 10, 2013

Since ancient times, Iran has been a mosaic of ethnicities, religions, cultures, and languages. Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews tells the rich and complex history of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities,...


PAST EXHIBITION

September 16, 2012–January 20, 2013

"One of the most original and powerful shows of a strong fall season in Los Angeles."
William Poundstone, ArtInfo

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