The internationally renowned scholar and composer of African music died on March 13 at his home in Legon, near Accra, the capital of his native Ghana.
“India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman” showcases the massive water storage systems and runs May 5 through Oct. 20.
Archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg, who will be on “60 Minutes” April 21, continues to seek insight from the statues and for the living descendants of their makers.
“Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection” is an exhibition of 80 remarkable carved wooden faces depicting animals, folk personae, and historic figures.
“Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria” features a collection assembled by David and Elizabeth Reisbord and will be on view March 17 through Aug. 18.
“Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa,” features the work of three artists and opens Feb. 17 and will remain on view through July 28.
Grand re-opening celebration to feature “Documenting the Sounds of Africa,” a free day-long symposium and concert.
The event marks the 50th anniversary of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures and its four ethnic studies centers.
The exhibition of portraits by Pableaux Johnson showcase Second Line Parades, the jubilant processions organized by African American social aid and pleasure clubs.
Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, gives $5.5 million to support Documenting Global Voices.
“Summoning the Ancestors” explores a comprehensive collection of bronzes — 76 bells and 73 ǫfǫ (small objects derived from wooden staffs of power).
UCLA group presents “LA Escena,” the city’s first Hispanic classical theater festival Sept. 21–23.
California Preservation Foundation recognized the Clark for preserving its treasured aesthetic while upgrading for safety and accessibility.
“World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean,” an exhibition that challenges fixed and familiar notions of places like Africa, opens Oct. 21.
“South of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones,” is a dynamic installation of risograph prints and runs until Dec. 9.
The show of works from the permanent collection runs until Sept. 9.
The proposed minor would create new opportunities to engage students across all majors on campus, and it would extend the campus’s existing strength in Iranian studies.
The exhibition “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths” contains more than 225 pieces will travel internationally after debuting at UCLA.
Featured among the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s 100-plus events: Kyle Abraham, Angélique Kidjo, Kenya HARA and Brett Steele.
‘Pelotas Oaxaqueñas/Oaxacan Ball Games: Photographs by Leopoldo Peña’ is on view until July 15.
The partners, who also include multiple Hollywood industry groups, are trying to initiate changes around diversity, inclusion and equality efforts in the entertainment industry.
The archival and architectural treasure was closed for two years for seismic retrofitting and to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center is home to the publication’s archives, selections of which are on display at the Autry Museum as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
UCLA Library scholars worked with partners at St. Catherine’s Monastery and the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library on the five-year Sinai Palimpsests Project.
“Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields” runs from Dec. 17 through April 15, 2018.