Sarah K. Chenault on Creole Jewelry in Axé Bahia

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Fowler Museum Venue - Galleries

Culture Fix Gallery Talk

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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007


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Several examples of joias de crioula or creole jewelry are featured in the exhibition Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis. Since the 18th century, these chains of gold and charms of silver have adorned African-descendant women—freed and enslaved—in Salvador, Bahia, where they serve as expressions of social and religious freedom in an otherwise colonized existence.

Learn more about these special pieces in a gallery talk by Curatorial and Research Assistant Sarah K. Chenault.

#CultureFix is a short format, informal gallery talk featuring artists, curators and other luminaries. 

About the Exhibition Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis, explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Featuring more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provoca­tive ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia.

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