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Symposium: Blackness and the Art of Empowerment in Bahia, Brazil

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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The Brazilian state of Bahia represents the epicenter of Afro-Brazilian culture, where African-derived traditions have flourished. Nonetheless, residents of African descent often face institutionalized racism and other forms of inequality. Ten arts activists and scholars come together to examine the ways in which arts practices can serve as potent modes of social critique and cultural resistance. Click here for more information.

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February 24, 2018 10:00 AM — February 24, 2018 05:00 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