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Scholar J. Lorand Matory on the Arts of Candomblé

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Ayrson Heráclito, Oxum from the series Bori (Feeding the Head) , 2008/2011. Photograph, 100 cm x 100 cm. © Ayrson Heráclito.

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Rooted in West African traditions, Candomblé is historically centered in Bahia, and practiced throughout Brazil. The religion illustrates the process of “world building,” whereby enslaved and free Africans established new communities of faith based on ancestral theologies. In this talk, anthropologist Matory discusses Candomblé and illuminates the symbols and imagery depicted in its arts. Click here for more information.

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February 23, 2018 12:00 PM — February 23, 2018 01:00 PM


West LA & Valley





Fowler Museum at UCLA — Website


308 Charles E Young Drive N
Los Angeles, CA

Associated Exhibition

Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis