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'Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis' at Fowler Museum at UCLA
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The Fowler Museum at UCLA is currently hosting an exhibition of works titled “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis.”

The show features the distinctive cultural identity of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and a sister city of Los Angeles. The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of Afro-Brazilian art in the United States and examines how identity and experiences are shaped by artistic practices in Bahia and beyond. The artworks on display are arranged chronologically from the mid-twentieth to the early twenty-first century and include sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. The selected works on display depict the way in which artists both Brazilians and resident foreigners have expanded the visual richness of Bahian culture.

The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures and focuses on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas both past and present. The museum enhances understanding of world cultures through a dynamic roster of exhibitions, publications, and public programs. This is done through interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

“Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” runs from September 24, 2017, through April 15, 2018, at Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Dr. N, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/286242/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition

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