Upcoming Exhibitions

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

Dates to be announced

The Map and the Territory distills the vast holdings of UCLA’s diverse collections into a single exhibition. Some 160 representative objects tell stories and make new meanings in exciting and unexpected ways.

Dates to be announced

Written and visual communication has taken many forms over human history, whether based on graphic signs or phonetic-alphabetic systems. This installation features an ancient Egyptian stela, an illuminated medieval Armenian Gospel, an early modern Inka knotted khipu that records sophisticated numerical accounting, the manuscript of Hank Levy’s 1973 musical score “Whiplash,” after which the 2014 film was named, and the logbook recording “the birth of the Internet” here at UCLA.

Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s-1990s
Dates to be announced

Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture 1970-1990s features over 110 black-and-white images by Jacques Toussele, Joseph Chila, and Samuel Finlak. These photographers worked in the post-independence era, during decades considered to be the height of studio photography in Cameroon.

Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End
Dates to be announced

This exhibition takes us on a journey around northern Australia, known as the “Top End,” and invites us to explore more than 60 distinctive, screen-printed textiles made by 39 contemporary artists at five Aboriginal-owned art centers.