POSTPONED – Opening Programs: Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End + ‘How Do You See this World?’: The Art of Almighty God
The Fowler is pleased to welcome the UCLA community and the public to a special evening marking the return of late hours on Wednesdays, and to a celebration of our recently opened exhibitions, Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End and ‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God. Join us to hear from exhibition curators, and enjoy a reception with Australian and Ghanaian musical entertainment, food, and drink.
Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End
December 5, 2021 – June 19, 2022
This vibrant exhibition invites us to explore more than 70 screen-printed textiles made by contemporary artists at five Aboriginal-owned art centers in Australia’s Northern Territory.
‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God
January 16, 2022 – May 5, 2022
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.
5:00 – Welcome. Courtyard
5:15 – Tour of Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End with Gassia Armenian. Getty Gallery.
6:45 – Nani Agbeli performance. Galleria.
7:00 – Tour of ‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God with Erica P. Jones. Lucas Gallery.
Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Major support is provided by the Martha and Avrum Bluming. Exhibition Fund and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional generous funding is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fowler Textile Council, the Anne and John Summerfield Fowler Museum Fund, the Anawalt Center for the Study of Regional Dress Fund, the Australian Consulate-General Los Angeles, Mary Herne and David Kenin in memory of Barbara K. Herne, Andrew Adelson, Connie McCreight and Kerry Smallwood. Lead support for the publication is provided by the R. L. Shep Endowment Fund at the Fowler Museum and Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles. Marketing and education programs are funded partially by a grant from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
‘How Do You See This World?’: The Art of Almighty God is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and co-curated by the late Doran H. Ross, former director of the Fowler Museum, and completed posthumously by Erica P. Jones, Fowler curator of African arts, and Betsy D. Quick, former Fowler director of education and curatorial affairs. Generous support is provided by the Doran H. Ross Fund for African Exhibitions and the Fowler Fund.
Join us to hear from exhibition curators, participating artists, and other key players who make possible our multifaceted presentations of world arts and cultures. Come join the fun in person at the Fowler!
Image credit: Kwame Akoto (Almighty God) (b. 1950, Kumasi, Ghana), Portrait of Kwame Akoto, 2012, Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2016.35.2; Gift of Doran H. Ross
Deborah Wurrkidj (b. 1971) of Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Yawkyawk dja Wayuk (Young woman spirit and water lily), designed 2007; printed ca. 2017; screen print, three stencils, linen and ink; Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2018.15.3; Museum purchase with Fowler Textile Council funds; © Deborah Wurrkidj / Copyright Agency. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2020