December 19, 2007 to March 9, 2008
Forty-nine black-and-white photographs taken by young people in Mali capture their lives on film while evoking the honor they feel for the traditions of their villages. The Malian sixth graders’ photographs are the result of the Academy for...
October 14, 2007 to February 17, 2008
"Far and away the most compelling recent L.A. exhibit on the relationship between language and art."
Doug Harvey, LA Weekly, April 2009
Inscribing Meaning brings together outstanding...
August 26, 2007 to December 30, 2007
In a world awash in a global trade of industrially produced cottons and synthetic fabrics, it is easy to forget that all of the cloth needed in any community once had to be woven by hand and that much of it was made from bast or leaf fibers....
November 28, 2007 to December 16, 2007
In 1969, fashion photographer Paul Hyman visited his boyhood friend, anthropologist Paul Rabinow, who was conducting fieldwork in Morocco with the eminent anthropologists Clifford and Hildred Geertz. See more than forty of Hyman's images of...
June 24, 2007 to December 2, 2007
Doors separate and define space, facilitating passage between interior and exterior, private and public, sacred and profane. The astonishing range of doors in the Fowler Museum collections demonstrates that doors are not just doors. These carved,...
January 28, 2007 to September 2, 2007
"Beyond the obvious gender reference, there is a sense here of the fragile, poetic, real and pernicious barriers that separate cultures as well as people."
ArtScene, July/Aug 2007
April 22, 2007 to August 26, 2007
"A powerfully charged assembly, one in which the expanse, craft, and eccentric but logical shape of the work--every work--bears meaning even as it gratifies one's desire for form, pattern, and texture."
April 22, 2007 to July 15, 2007
For centuries, complex earthen structures, many of them quite massive, have been built in the Sahel region of western Africa—Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. Made of earth mixed with water, these buildings display a...
January 14, 2007 to June 17, 2007
In the Fowler in Focus gallery inside Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, see twenty-four of these fascinating masks drawn from the Fowler Museum’s collections, and explore the drama and complexity of the remarkable masquerade...
December 1, 2006 to March 11, 2007
Dress Up Against AIDS features fourteen magnificent garments designed and produced by Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini, made entirely of condoms rejected by industry quality tests. By appropriating an object of protection and using it to...