A dynamic center for research and dialogue, the Fowler Museum proudly serves as a cultural gateway linking UCLA to the world beyond.
The Fowler Museum’s university programs offer numerous opportunities for UCLA faculty, staff, and students to engage with global arts. University programs range from student internships, to interdisciplinary class visits, to student-led performances.
Curriculum Connections and Class Visits
Faculty from across UCLA’s campus regularly use the Fowler Museum as an extension of their classroom. Fowler educators are available to help course instructors create customized class sessions in the galleries or the Anawalt Center for the Study of Regional Dress. A visit to the Fowler can provide cultural context, exemplify ideas and concepts encountered in class, introduce visual literacy skills, or provide focus for student projects.
There are many ways to integrate original works of art into undergraduate and graduate classes, and Fowler educators are trained to provide guidance to professors and teaching assistants on how to design gallery lessons emphasizing sustained close looking, open-ended questioning, and active learning.
To schedule a class visit, please complete our online request form. Please allow at least three weeks’ notice for assistance in creating customized class sessions designed by the Fowler’s educators.
Faculty and Student Collaborations
The Fowler Museum frequently presents public programs such as gallery talks and musical performances designed to showcase the intellectual and creative talents of UCLA faculty and students. Faculty expertise and advanced graduate student research also regularly shape the interpretation, design, and presentation of collections and exhibitions.
Student Awards and Employment Opportunities
The Arnold Rubin Award and the Ralph C. Altman Award are for Ph.D. students planning a career in a field related to non-Western art. Applications should be a graduate student working in the areas of African, Pacific, Asian, or Native North and South American arts and material culture, or popular culture phenomena emphasizing the unconventional arts of living peoples, regardless of geographic area. The recipient of the Rubin award will receive $3,000 and the recipient of the Altman award will receive $4,000.
The Sarah Elizabeth Gilfillan Award provides a travel stipend of $2,500 to assist with field research or study abroad. Only Ph.D. students in the field of Latin American arts may apply.
The Rozaire Research Award supports costs associated with undergraduate or graduate student research analyzing existing material cultural collections and/or archives with priority given to students using Fowler Museum collections and/or following indigenous research protocols. The recipient of the Rozaire Research Award will receive $2,500.
The Fowler regularly hires undergraduate and graduate students for positions throughout the museum, including Education, Public Programs, Digital Media, Security, and Development. Internships for course credit are also available with specific departments. If you are a UCLA student interested in developing an independent or course project with the mentorship of a Fowler staff member, please contact the appropriate department here.
Additional information and application instructions for student awards and employment opportunities are available here.