The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents an exhibition that brings together outstanding works of art from a range of periods, regions, genres, and peoples in order to consider the interplay between African art and the communicative power of graphic systems, language, and the written word.
Explore the multiple messages and aesthetic intent of more than one hundred exceptional artworks -- including ancient Egyptian funerary arts; masks, sculpture, textiles, and adornment from across the continent; illuminated liturgical texts; and the work of contemporary artists Rachid Koraichi, Ghada Amer, Berni Searle, Ike Ude, Victor Ekpuk, Sue Williamson, Kim Berman, Yinka Shonibare, Wosene Kosrof, and many others.
Saturday, October 13 -- 6 - 8:30 PM
Members' Opening and Preview Party
Sunday, October 14 -- 12 - 5 PM
2 - 4:30 PM -- Fowler Outspoken
Word into Art: Conversations on Inscribing Meaning
Sunday, October 28 -- 2 - 4 PM
Fowler Outspoken Panel -- The Inscribed Environment: Public Space and Identity in Los Angeles
A dialogue led by UCLA World Arts and Cultures lecturer Patrick Polk and including noted muralist and activist Judy Baca, photographer and author Steve Grody, and graffiti artist Toons examines urban public spaces in Los Angeles as contested arenas for the articulation of power and identity, and how muralists, graffiti artists, and street artists play a role in this phenomenon.
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4.
Fowler Museum at UCLA Tel: 310-825-4361
Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA
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