Join us for a celebration of Bahia’s Carnaval: a Brazilian springtime celebration famous for gorgeous parades, music, and costumes!
1pm: Prepare for this colorful festival with face painting, jewelry making, and mask decorating.
2pm: Enjoy an Afro-Brazilian samba-reggae performance by Batalá Los Angeles, and partake in a mini “Trenzinho” or “train”—a line dance led by educators from Brazilian Play and Learn.
3:30pm: Relax and unwind with a guided story time in our Axé Bahia exhibition, where we will take a magical journey to Brazil in 1, 2, 3 Suddenly in Brazil: The Ribbons of Bonfim, written by Cristina Falcón Maldonado and Marta Fábrega. Following the story, make three wishes (just like in the story) with a Bonfim ribbon bracelet activity.
The Fowler Museum is proud to present this program with support from Brazilian Play and Learn. Materials are provided. No RSVP required.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition
Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Featuring more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provocative ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia.