Recent Press Releases

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The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA (July 1–October 24, 2021)

Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s (July 1–December 5, 2021)

The Fowler Museum at UCLA Launches Engaging Lived Religion in the 21st Century Museum supported by a $1.38M Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. (January 25, 2021)


Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World (December 8, 2019–May 31, 2020)

On Display in the Walled City: Nigeria at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924–1925 (September 8, 2019–March 8, 2020)

Fowler Appoints Amy Landau Director of Education and Interpretation, August 15, 2019

Through Positive Eyes (September 15, 2019–February 16, 2020)

India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman (May 5–October 20, 2019)

Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection (March 17–August 18, 2019)

Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria (March 17–August 25, 2019)

The Fowler Museum at UCLA to Launch Curatorial Research Initiative on its African Art Collection Supported by a $600,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (January 30, 2019)

Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa (February 16–July 28, 2019)


New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson 
(December 16, 2018–April 28, 2019)

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean (October 21, 2018–February 10, 2019)

Summoning the Ancestors: Southern Nigerian Bronzes (September 16, 2018–March 10, 2019)

South of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones (July 22–December 9, 2018)

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths (June 3–December 30, 2018)

Pelotas Oaxaqueñas / Oaxacan Ball Games: Photographs by Leopoldo Peña (January 28–July 15, 2018)

Fiiman Tembe: Maroon Arts from Suriname (April 15–September 9, 2018)

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power (February 11–July 1, 2018)


Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields (December 17, 2017–April 8, 2018)

CAP UCLA presents That Bad Donato (Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8pm)

Live Mural Painting by Brazilian Artist Eder Muniz and LA-Based Collective RTN Crew (October 7, 2017)

Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis (September 24, 2017–April 15, 2018)

Africa/Americas: Photographic Portraits by Pierre Verger (September 10, 2017–January 21, 2018)

Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel (July 23–December 10, 2017)

Fowler Museum at UCLA receives $250K NEH Grant for Striking Iron: The Art of the African Blacksmith opening in June 2018

How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of Priests and Shamans from Vietnam and Southern China (July 30–December 21, 2017)

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg (January 29-August 6, 2017)

African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style (March 26–July 30, 2017)

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert (February 19–June 18, 2017)


Joli! A Fancy Masquerade from Sierra Leone (December 11, 2016–July 16, 2017)

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (October 2, 2016–February 12, 2017)

Black with a Drop of Red: Contemporary Cuban Poster Work (October 16, 2016–January 22, 2017)

The Box Project: Uncommon Threads (September 11, 2016–January 15, 2017)

Fowler in Focus: The Spun Universe: Wixárika (Huichol) Yarn Paintings (August 14–December 4, 2016)

MAO to NOW: Photographs by Stephen Verona (May 15–September 11, 2016)

Art of the Austronesians: The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging (April 24—August 28, 2016)

Fowler in Focus: The Collector and the Dealer: Gifts of African Art from Jay T. Last and Merton D. Simpson
(May 8—August 7, 2016)

José Montoya’s Abundant Harvest: Works on Paper/Works on Life (February 21 – July 17, 2016)

Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA by Cindy Bendat (January 17—May 8, 2016)

Fowler in Focus: Spirits in the Loom: Religion and Design in Lao-Tai Textiles (January 10–May 1, 2016)