15 May Dining With Kings: Ceremony And Hospitality In The Cameroon Grassfields
Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields
December 17, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Featuring works from the Fowler Museum’s collection, this exhibition will explore the connections between food, culture and royal power in the palaces of the Cameroon Grassfields. Ceramics, beadwork, weaving, embroidery, and carving will serve to highlight the many ways that dining in the palace is replete with expressions of power. Iconography, the use of restricted or prestige materials, and the integration of foreign styles underscore the ways in which food culture is about much more than sustenance: it is about ritual, diplomacy, status, and hospitality. Curated by Erica Jones, Associate Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA.