Upcoming Exhibitions

September 7–December 7, 2014

Artists from two community art groups—The Mapula Embroidery Project, founded in 1991 in the Winterveldt area outside Pretoria, and Kaross Workers, founded in 1989 on a citrus farm in Limpopo Province—have for several decades used the art...

September 7, 2014–January 4, 2015

Women on the island of Timor weave some of the most colorful and varied textiles in Southeast Asia. These cloths are a primary vehicle of cultural expression, and they continue to be made, used, and exchanged in ways that reveal deep social,...

November 2, 2014–March 1, 2015

In the hands of artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, two “bend skins”—the moped-taxis ubiquitous in African cities—are transformed into zoomorphic “power figures” laden with goods and amulets and will appear to glide...

December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015

In the summer of 1890, two young Americans, William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., set off to circle the globe on new-fangled “safety” bicycles. Three years later, after pedaling some 18,000 miles on three continents, their...

December 21, 2014–April 26, 2015

 Many friends of the Fowler have made special donations of works of art in honor of the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary. The first installation of gifts—mostly textiles from across Asia—was exhibited last fall. The second...