Opening Celebration: ‘How Do You See this World?’: The Art of Almighty God
The Fowler is pleased to welcome visitors in person to celebrate the opening of ‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God. Join us to hear from exhibition curators, and enjoy a reception with Ghanaian musical entertainment, food, and drink.
This retrospective of paintings by prolific Ghanaian artist Kwame Akoto (b. 1950), known as “Almighty God” to his friends and acquaintances, ranges in subject from portraiture to Christian themes, to commentaries on the world’s problems.
5pm Fowler Member Preview
6pm Conversation between exhibition co-curators Erica P. Jones and Betsy D. Quick, and a special greeting from Almighty God | Lenart Auditorium
7:15pm & 8:15pm Ghanaian traditional music by Nani Agbeli. Galleria
‘How Do You See This World?’ is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and was curated by the late Doran H. Ross, former director of the Fowler Museum, and completed posthumously by co-curators Erica P. Jones, curator of African arts, and Betsy D. Quick, former director of education and curatorial affairs. Generous support is provided by the Doran H. Ross Fund for African Exhibitions and the Fowler Fund.
Kwame Akoto (Almighty God) (b. 1950, Kumasi, Ghana), “Self-portrait of Kwame Akoto,” 2012; pigment on plywood; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2016.35.2; Gift of Doran H. Ross