Fowler Museum of Cultural History exhibit featuring lavishly decorated ritual flags, which have become a celebrated genre of Vodou sacred art. Exhibit runs through Dec. 12, 2004.
Opening day of the exhibit.
See the lavishly decorated ritual flags (drapo) that have become the most celebrated genre of Vodou sacred art. Made of satin, velvet, or rayon, and adorned with sequins, beads, or appliqué, these flags are presented at the beginning of vodou ceremonies to salute the spirits and to marshal the energies of their devotees. Saluting Vodou Spirits features approximately forty of these dazzling works dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s as well as five newly commissioned beaded flags by women artists, who have only recently begun to work in this medium.
This exhibition is curated by Donald Cosentino, a scholar of Haitian art and professor in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures.
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Date: Sunday, August 08, 2004
Time: 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Westwood and Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA