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World Arts, Local Lives—August

Los Angeles, with its communities from around the world, is a melting pot of flavors, views, and practices. During a Summer of Safer at Home, the Fowler is pleased to bring World Arts and Cultures to you. All programs are free. RSVP to receive the link to join.

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A Look Back: Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA

A look back at Celebrate/Demon-strate: Photographs of Global LA (January 17 to May 8, 2016), which featured compelling images of festivals and political rallies captured by California-based photographer Cindy Bendat.

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Curator’s Choice:
A Vodou Drapo for Papa Gede

Curator Patrick A. Polk discusses a remarkable Haitian Vodou ritual banner (drapo) dedicated to Papa Gede, patriarch of a family of Vodou divinities and one specifically associated with death and resurrection.

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Behind the Scenes:
Ghanaian Gold Weights

Fowler team members explore Ghanaian gold weights, diving into their histories, material compositions, and meanings. This research was supported by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.

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A Sneak Peek: The Map and the Territory

Director of Exhibitions Sebastian Clough and architect Benjamin Weisgall created this video by digitally 3D-modeling each object and rendering the exhibition­ space frame by frame to convey the experience visitors will enjoy once the Fowler reopens. 

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How to Make Art in a Pandemic

David Gere, professor of arts activism in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and director of the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, discusses art, activism during the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the career of the late activist Larry Kramer.

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A Look Back: Make Art/Stop AIDS

As coronavirus cases rise in California, we recall an exhibition that opened at the Fowler over a decade ago: Make Art/Stop AIDS, co-curated by David Gere and Robert Sember.

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World Arts, Local Lives—July

Los Angeles, with its communities from around the world, is a melting pot of flavors, views, and practices. During a Summer of Safer at Home, the Fowler is pleased to bring World Arts and Cultures to you. All programs are free. RSVP to receive the link to join.

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Mapping Religion along Vermont Avenue

Fowler researchers are mapping religious sites along Vermont Avenue to highlight community histories and personal experiences of religion in our beloved city of Los Angeles. 

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EXHIBITIONS
Exhibitions
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The Map and the Territory:
100 Years of Collecting at UCLA

Dates to be announced

Communication Systems in a Global Context
part of The Map and the Territory:
100 Years of Collecting at UCLA

Dates to be announced

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EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
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Explore over two-thousand objects from the Fowler’s holdings of ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures of Africa, Native and Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific.

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