An online resource dedicated to histories of Africa and African diaspora as seen through the lens of the visual arts. This digital initiative highlights perspectives and lived experiences of artists; and is designed to support common core standards in history, humanities, and ethnic studies for 7th–12th-grade learners. Based on seminal Fowler exhibitions and publications, these interactive activities are designed to inspire students to explore intersections of art, history, religion, and current events.
Amy Landau, Director of Education and Interpretation and Co-Director of Engaging Lived Religion
Francesca Albrezzi, Director of Digital Development for Vital Matters at the Fowler Museum, Office of Advanced Research Computing, UCLA
Leigh Carter, Program Coordinator, and Educator
Johnathan Glover, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation
Gene McHugh, Head of Digital Media
Marina Belozerskaya, Managing Editor
Texts are based on the curatorial work of:
Silvia Forni, Shirley & Ralph Shapiro Director, Fowler Museum
Erica Jones, Senior Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum
Katherine Smith, Former Curatorial and Research Associate of Haitian Arts, Fowler Museum
Jerry Philogene, Associate Professor, Black Studies Program, Middlebury College
Patrick Polk, Senior Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts
Gassia Armenian, Curatorial and Research Associate, Fowler Museum
Mary “Polly” Nooter Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA / Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Fowler from 1999 to 2008 / Consulting Curator of African Arts for LACMA from 2011 – 2018
Allen F. Roberts, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA
Visit our video playlist that explores the arts of Africa and the African diaspora.
Virtual Exhibition Tours
Tour related Fowler exhibitions virtually.