“Axé Bahia” at the Fowler

Brazil’s Salvador de Bahia is known as the Black Rome. A former terminus of the Atlantic slave trade, it has become Afro-Brazil’s hippest metropolis, a center of contemporary art. As in Rome, much of the art is religious, addressing the formerly outlaw faith of Candomblé. The UCLA Fowler Museum’s “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” offers U.S. audiences their first substantial overview of Bahia’s multifarious art scene. The show spans paintings, sculptures, jewelry, regalia, metalwork, video, and installation; self-taught and art-school. Read more

Locations & Map

  • : The Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles 90024