The center, formed thanks to a $6.75 million gift, will foster artistic creativity, scholarship, performance and cultural expression.
Ross died Sept. 16 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 73.
The gift from Robert and Toni Crisell highlights the legacy of and artistic practice of the 20th-century Southern California wood engraver and naturalist.
Berns led the Fowler, one of the world’s top museums focusing on the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the indigenous Americas, for nearly 20 years.
The open access project, part of a collaboration with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, is the largest for contemporary musical works in the world.
“The underlying theory is identical for all conspiracy theories,” says UCLA professor Timothy Tangherlini.
Supported by a grant from the NEH, curators will draw from multiple collections that help tell the story of Mexican-American lives from 1940 through the present day.
A project showcasing 58 UCLA-held collections of field recordings opens a window to a multitude of global music traditions.
At a UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz explored the roots and consequences of America’s “gun love.”
Sociology professor Abigal Saguy explores the history of this term, from the earliest days of the gay rights movement, to today, when it has been adopted by other movements.
Academic librarians from across the nation will participate in a three-week session in July featuring lectures, panels, workshops and field trips.
Project allows the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, which has championed the study of music from all over the world, to share its experience with other institutions.
‘On Display in the Walled City’ runs until March 8, 2020 and features 38 objects from the British Empire Exhibition staged almost a century ago.
When fathers are involved in the care of their children, men and women are more upset about infidelities, according to the UCLA-led cross-cultural research.
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).