UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Parking Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 9002

    June 1, 2018 To July 1, 2018

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    Meleko Mokgosi is the acclaimed recipient of the Mohn Award for his work in the 2012 Hammer Museum biennial Made in L.A. His work has also been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.Read more…

    Fowler Museum, Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    June 2, 2018

    6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    6pm: Lecture “Potency Conveyed with a Hammer’s Blow”In this opening presentation, lead curator Tom Joyce reveals the skill and innovation of African blacksmiths in transforming one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of utility, empowerment, and beauty.Read more…

    UCLA, The Fowler Museum, 308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    June 3, 2018 To December 30, 2018

    12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

    Assembled from public and private collections, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmithsreveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, prestige, spiritual potency, and astonishing artistry.Read more…