Story Time at the Fowler

Friday, March 2, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Fowler Museum Venue - Galleries

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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA


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Join us for an interactive storytelling experience as we look, listen, and learn in our exhibition "Dining with Kings: Hospitality and Ceremony in Cameroon Grassfields."

Families and children of all ages are invited to discover Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom as she searches for clean drinking water in "The Water Princess" (2016).

After the reading, 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. This event is free, no reservation required. Meet in the Fowler’s Lobby. 

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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