Fowler Museum At UCLA

Fowler Museum At UCLA
308 Charles E. Young Drive North
310-825-4361

About Us

The Fowler Museum explores art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through highly contextualized interpretive exhibitions, publications, and public programming, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. The Fowler provides exciting and informative exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.


Upcoming Events at Fowler Museum At UCLA

Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Dec 6, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Dec 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Dec 27, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Jan 3, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Los Angeles, CA
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Friday, Jan 10, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Recent News

Exhibition - On Display In The Walled City

Fowler In Focus Exhibition On Display In The Walled City: Nigeria At The British Empire Exhibition, 1924–1925 Through Positive Eyes  On Display in the Walled City features 38 objects from the Fowler Museum’s famed Wellcome…

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Exhibition - Guatemalan Masks: Selections From The Jim And Jeanne Pieper Collection

This exhibition features 80 masks depicting animals, folk personae, and historical figures that are deeply rooted in Guatemalan religiosity and popular culture. Throughout the country, people perform spectacular masquerades during Indigenous…

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Exhibition - India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman

Stepwells are structures unique to India, built at least as early as the 5th century. They are magnificent feats of architectural and engineering ingenuity found most commonly across the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan and stretching to Madhya…

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Exhibition - Dressed With Distinction: Garments From Ottoman Syria

For hundreds of years, skilled craftsmen in the Syrian centers of Aleppo, Damascus, and Homs produced intricately woven textiles for many levels of society. City dwellers were renowned for wearing brightly colored silk garments that glittered with…

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Exhibition - New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs By Pableaux Johnson At Fowler Museum At UCLA

Louisiana native Pableaux Johnson has been photographing Second Lines or Sunday brass band parades in New Orleans for over a decade. This exhibition presents more than 40 color portraits of members of African American Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs…

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Exhibition - World On The Horizon: Swahili Arts Across The Indian Ocean At Fowler Museum At UCLA

World On The Horizon: Swahili Arts Across The Indian Ocean Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Swahili coast has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for over one millennium. For centuries, peoples from the…

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Exhibition - Summoning The Ancestors: Southern Nigerian Bronzes At Fowler Museum At UCLA

Summoning The Ancestors: Southern Nigerian Bronzes This Fowler in Focus exhibition celebrates the promised gift of two large marvelous collections of bronze bells and ofos amassed by Mark Clayton. Originating in southern Nigeria, the bells and ofos…

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Exhibition - South Of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones At Fowler Museum At UCLA

South Of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, led by activist designer Leon Munoz Santini, creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres including…

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Exhibition - Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths At Fowler Museum At UCLA

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, is an international traveling exhibition that combines scholarship with objects of great aesthetic beauty to create the most comprehensive treatment of the…

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Exhibition - Fiiman Tembe: Maroon Arts From Suriname At Fowler Museum At UCLA

Fiiman Tembe: Maroon Arts From Suriname The Maroon peoples hold a special place in the history of Africans and their descendants in the Americas. Their enslaved ancestors escaped the coastal plantations of the Dutch colony of Suriname and…

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Exhibition: Dining With Kings At Fowler Museum

Dining With Kings: Ceremony And Hospitality In The Cameroon Grassfields Featuring works from the Fowler Museum’s collection, this exhibition will explore the connections between food, culture and royal power in the palaces of the Cameroon…

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Exhibition: How To Make The Universe Right At Fowler Museum

How To Make The Universe Right: The Art Of Priests And Shamans From Vietnam And Southern China How to Make the Universe Right presents a large selection of rare religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tay, San Diu,…

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Exhibition: Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun In Brazil By Fran Siegel At Fowler Museum

Fowler In FocusLineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel is a multifaceted drawing project developed during the Los Angeles - based artist’s research…

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Exhibition: Fowler In Focus: Joli A Fancy Masquerade From Sierra Leone At Fowler Museum

This exhibition features a rare group of 11 headdresses worn in Joli masquerades held in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown in the 1970s. Joli headdresses are among the most unusual, complex, and elaborate masquerade configurations we…

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Exhibition: Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance And Fashion In Johannesburg At Fowler Museum

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg will feature a series of photographs and videos taken by South African photographer Chris Saunders that examine the township culture of pantsula. Known predominantly as a youth movement,…

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Exhibition: African - Print Fashion Now A Story Of Taste, Globalization, And Style At Fowler Museum

African - Print Fashion Now introduces visitors to a dynamic and diverse African dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits: 'popular' African - print styles created by local seamstresses and tailors across…

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Exhibition - Black With a Drop Of Red: Contemporary Cuban Poster Work at Fowler Museum

Featuring posters of US movies, Cuban cultural events, and documentaries, this exhibition showcases the striking and influential work of Cuban graphic designers. Carefully chosen by Claudio Sotolongo, a designer and a professor based in Havana, the…

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In-Gallery Performances: ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space

In-Gallery Performances:  ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space An “Empathic” activates Saya Woolfalk’s ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space in the Disguise exhibition space on selected dates and times. Woolfalk’s mesmerizing immersive installation…

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Exhibition - Jose Montoya’s Abundant Harvest

José Montoya’s Abundant Harvest: Works on Paper/Works on Life Chicano activist, poet, artist, intellectual, professor, and musician, José Montoya (1932-2013) was a veritable Renaissance man. Montoya often found inspiration in…

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Exhibition - Fowler In Focus

Fowler in Focus: Spirits in the Loom: Lao-Tai Textiles The intriguing Lao-Tai textiles in this exhibition were collected by Professor Ellison Banks Findly in northeastern Laos. These textiles, produced by Tai weavers, reflect religious and spiritual…

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Exhibition - Photographs Of Global LA By Cindy Bendat

Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global LA by Cindy Bendat Featuring compelling images of festivals and political rallies, this exhibition highlights the extraordinary cultural diversity of the greater Los Angeles area. California-based…

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Exhibition - Singular Spaces

Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments This exhibition presents photographs by Jo Farb Hernández documenting the monumental art environments of eight self-taught artists from across Spain. Comprised of…

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Exhibition - The Sahmat Collective: Art And Activism In India Since 1989

Since 1989, the Delhi-based Sahmat Collective has given artists, writers, poets, musicians, and actors a platform to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values. This exhibition introduces…

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Exhibition - Making Strange: Gagawaka + Postmortem

Making Strange: Gagawaka + Postmortem by Vivan Sundaram Making Strange brings together two striking bodies of work by Delhi-based contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, founding member of the Sahmat Collective and one of the leading artists working in…

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