Exhibition Walk-through: “Asafo Flags”
Meet at the Fowler and join Jeniffer Perales Garcia, manager of K-12 and family programming and bilingual educator, for an exploration of the Fowler’s collection of asafo flags from Ghana. Colorful and conceptually layered, these flags serve as insignia for the historical and still thriving military companies of Fante states in southern Ghana. This gallery engagement is specifically designed for K-12 teachers who wish to return to the museum with their students. Participating teachers will be eligible for a bus scholarship of up to $500.
Spend some time in our galleries and enjoy that particular alchemy of art, people, and ideas mixing together in the physical space of the museum.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd; $3/hr or max $14/day. Rideshare drop-off at 305 Royce Dr.
Image credit: Kwaku Akyeampong, Kormantse Workshop, No. 1 Company Egya (Ghana), asafo flag, c. 1925; cotton, synthetic; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X86.2024