Setting the Table

Sunday, February 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Fowler Museum Venue - Davis Courtyard

Kids in the Courtyard

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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA


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What kind of meal would you eat if you were to dine with kings in Cameroon? Find inspiration in our exhibition "Dining with Kings: Hospitality and Ceremony in the Cameroon Grassfields" and learn how certain patterns signify a person’s power before designing a placemat to use during your next meal!

About the Exhibition Featuring works from the Fowler Museum’s collection, "Dining with Kings: Hospitality and Ceremony in the Cameroon Grassfields" 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.

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