Story Time at the Fowler

Friday, November 17, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Fowler Museum Venue - Galleries

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Fowler Museum at UCLA
fowlereducation@arts.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/story-time-at-the-fo...

Additional Information

How can one young girl make a difference in the world? Join us for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our exhibition Africa/Americas.

Children of all ages are invited to discover the true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, in Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa (2008). At the end, a Museum Educator will lead families on a brief exploration of artworks related to the story.

Story Time is a short format, informal storytelling program facilitated by Fowler educators from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on the first and third Friday of each month.


About the Exhibition Africa/Americas: Photographic Portraits by Pierre Verger presents 32 stunning black-and-white images by renowned French photographer and anthropological researcher Pierre Verger (1902–1996). It is the first solo museum exhibition of Verger’s work in the United States.

Verger traveled extensively during his prolific career, and Africa/Americas includes photographs from the Republic of Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Nigeria, Suriname, and the United States. His central focus, however, was the exploration of enduring continuities linking peoples and cultures of West Africa and the African Diaspora.

Over the course of five decades, he took an estimated 65,000 photographs with his Rolleiflex camera, depicting individuals and groups in humanistic, light-drenched portraits. His approach to photography placed great emphasis on the beauty of the human form as encountered in scenes of everyday life.

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