Black History Month

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Black History Month is a national, annual celebration and recognition of the achievements of African Americans in US history.  Continue reading

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Black History Month 2014

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Black History Month is almost over! But as a reminder of how important it is, we’ve created a couple events that UCLA is hosting in honor of it! Remember, every month is a month to honor another’s contribution and heritage.

Now through March 2 catch the ‘Double Fortune, Double Trouble: Art for Twins Among the Yoruba’ art exhibition at the Fowler Museum! It explores the power “two-ness” in Yoruba art, an art form found in Northern Africa. It features more than 250 carved-wood sculptures.

Also at the Fowler until March 2 is the ‘Powerful Bodies: Zulu Arts of Personal Adornment’ exhibition. In 19th-century southern Africa, Zulu speakers wore, as part of their culture, highly individualized arts of personal adornment. This collection features 79 pieces.

On Thursday Feb. 27 from 12 p.m.–1 p.m. in Bunche there will be the ‘Circle of Thought’ Lecture: Donna Murch. Visiting scholar, Donna Murch, focuses on postwar U.S. history, modern African American history, and 20th-century urban studies.

Also on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. there is the ‘Fade: The Art of Aging’ at the Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum. This lecture features Los Angeles artist and UCLA alumna Betye Saar, whose was also part of the Hammer’s “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980” exhibition in 2011–12.

Hope you guys can make it out to some of these culturally relevant events!