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Lunch & Learn: Patrick A. Polk

November 21, 2023 | 12:30PM - 1:00PM

Join Fowler senior curator of Latin American and Caribbean popular arts, Patrick A. Polk, as he highlights key works in the exhibition The House Was Too Small.

Patrick A. Polk is senior curator of Latin American and Caribbean popular arts at the Fowler Museum and 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 Fowler exhibitions such as 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.

Lunch & Learn
The Fowler’s Lunch & Learn series offers easily digestible explorations of objects, topics, and discussions from around the world. Join us to chew on some sustenance and feed your mind and soul.

Image credit: Artist(s) unknown, Salvador, Bahia Brazil, Candomblé Ibeji (Saints Cosmas and Damian), early 1980s; wood, paint, gesso; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X82.1352; Gift of Mrs. W. Thomas Davis


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