Family Jam: Celebrating Carnaval

Sunday, February 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Fowler - UCLA Art Council Amphitheater - Facility

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 Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA

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Join us for a celebration of Bahia’s Carnaval!

Find inspiration in our "Axé Bahia" exhibition, create your own Carnaval mask, make three wishes with a Bonfim ribbon bracelet, and enjoy an Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae performance by BATALÁ Los Angeles.

The afternoon will conclude with an interactive story time in the "Axé Bahia" exhibition at 3:30 pm. P

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. Since the 1940s, Salvador has been an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and it remains an important hub of African-inspired artistic practices in Latin America.

This exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Bahian arts to date in the U.S., and features the work of such modernists as Mário Cravo Neto, Rubem Valentim, and Pierre Verger, as well as contemporary artists Rommulo Vieira Conceição, Caetano Dias, Helemozão, Ayrson Heráclito, and others.

Axé Bahia features more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art. While adding to popular understandings of core expressions of African heritage such as the religion Candomblé, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provoca-tive ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia.

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