April 1–August 26, 2012
Second Skins juxtaposes two separate traditions of fabricating vibrantly graphic clothing from the inner bark of trees: one shared by diverse peoples who live in and around the Ituri rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the...
February 26–July 29, 2012
From 1971 to 1994, Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) embarked on a series of projects with Afghan embroiderers, creating monumental pieces that would become some of the artist’s most iconic works. Working first in Kabul in the...
January 8–June 24, 2012
Sake-swilling imps, Buddhist saints in the form of pop-up dolls, turtles trailing seaweed as longevity symbols—welcome to the engaging imagery of Japanese e-gasuri, or “picture ikat” cloth. Japanese weavers, like their...
March 4–April 15, 2012
On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of northeastern Japan, triggering a tsunami that sent waves as far as six miles inland. This traveling exhibition commemorates the victims and the struggles of the survivors, and...
October 16, 2011- February 26, 2012
"Nothing less than a history of the Chicano art movement in Los Angeles. A spectacularly overdue show."
September 25, 2011 – February 26, 2012
Since the late 1960s, Oscar Castillo has documented the Chicano community in Los Angeles, from major political events to cultural practices to the work of muralists and painters. This exhibition will present rarely seen photographs from...
September 18, 2011–January 8, 2012
"...you feel as if you're witnessing an intense, spiritual ceremony channeled by the artist with a generous dollop of flair and eloquence."
June 5–September 18, 2011
Powerful images by photographers Frank Magallanes and Althea Edwards witness the rebirth of ancient maritime traditions of the Southern California coastal and Channel Islands first peoples. Plank-sewn watercraft, the Tongva ti'at and...
Fowler in Focus: Radiance and Resilience: Arts of Africa and the Americas from the Goldenberg Collection
May 29–September 11, 2011
Radiance and Resilience offers a first chance to view highlights from the major bequest of 180 objects to the Fowler Museum by Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg. The selection was made to emphasize the qualities of radiance and...
March 20 – August 14, 2011
This exceptional collection of photographs and documents drawn from important archives around the country chronicles the tours of American jazz legends as they traveled the globe on behalf of the U.S. State Department. From the mid-1950s through the...