UCLA – Fowler Museum

Nancy Foster

The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas – past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented.

Funds will support two groundbreaking exhibitions as part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. The two exhibitions are Sangre de Nopal/Blood of the Nopal and From Fire We Are Born: Fire’s role in traditional ecological knowledge and California Indian ways of life. These projects will work in tandem to take an in-depth look—the first of its kind in Southern California—at traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge and its representation in historical and contemporary visual artworks by Indigenous artists. From Fire We Are Born will run September 2024-June 2025 and Sangre de Nopal will run July-November 2024.