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Exhibition Tour: Descanse en Paz

April 18, 2024 | 12:30PM - 1:30PM

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Fowler Senior Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts Patrick A. Polk highlights key works in the exhibition Descanse en Paz: Memorial Paintings from 19th-Century Mexico.

Patrick A. Polk is a lecturer in UCLA’s Study of Religion Program. His research interests include material religion and visual piety, religion and healing, popular religion in North and Latin America, and African diasporic sacred arts. He has curated such Fowler exhibitions as The House Was Too Small: Yoruba Sacred Arts of Africa and Beyond; Botánica Los Angeles: Latino Popular Religious Art in the City of Angels; Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners at the Margins of the Americas; and Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis.

Image: Artist(s) unknown (Mexico), La Mano Poderosa (the all-powerful hand), 19th century; tin, paint; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X88.683; Gift of Dorothy M. Cordry in memory of Donald B. Cordry

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