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“Disguise” + Los Angeles Makers at The Fowler Museum This Sunday

This weekend you can shop local, handmade goods AND take in a colorful new show at the Fowler.

Tucked away on the UCLA Campus, the Fowler Museum has been host to a collection of Nick Cave’s exquisite Soundsuits, an outdoor, inflatable Maximo Gonzalez installation, and so many more thought-provoking and informative exhibitions which showcase global arts and cultures.  The Fowler’s focus on the appreciation of diverse people, cultures and religions through the examination of artistic output provides so much more than a just the opportunity to look at nice things.  Topics such as Art and Activism in India; Textiles of Timor; and Embroidery as History in Post-Apartheid South Africa, all recent installations at the Fowler, include a “teach” amidst their visual beauty.

Fowler Museum "Disguise: Masks & Global African Art" courtesy of the Fowler Museum

Fowler Museum “Disguise: Masks & Global African Art”
courtesy of the Fowler Museum

On view now at the Fowler is Disguise: Masks & Global African Art.  Disguise features new works by twelve contemporary artists from Africa and of African descent who explore the impulse of disguise with optical illusions, street actions, computer magic, and virtual reality.  Through a variety of mediums, including drawings, photographs, videos, masks, sculptures, performances, and installations the artists’ works hide identity and reveal issues of social, political or cultural import.

With this emphasis on native forms of art it is fitting that the Fowler will be the home for the self-confessed “rogue pop up” Los Angeles Makers‘ holiday market tomorrow, December 5th.  Hand made textiles, ceramics, jewelry, leather goods, wood work, stained glass and clothing are right at home alongside the masks and camouflage of Disguise.

Gasolina Cafe will be on hand to tempt you with chef Sandra Cordero’s Spanish inspired treats.

KCHUNG‘s Freshcondiments will be providing the shopping soundtrack.

Sunday December 5th

Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Drive North 

Los Angeles, CA 

Los Angeles Makers will be in the outdoor Amphitheater space from 12-5pm

Disguise is on view now through March 13, 2016 

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