The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents the opening of the Mami Wata exhibit, which runs from April 6 - August 10, 2008. Beautiful and seductive, protective yet dangerous, the water spirit Mami Wata (Mother Water) is celebrated throughout much of Africa and the African Atlantic.
Often portrayed as a mermaid, a snake charmer, or a combination of both, Mami Wata and the “school” of related African water spirits all honor the essential, sacred nature of water. Experience the debut of this multimedia exhibition and explore the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata through a dynamic presentation of the rich array of arts surrounding her—sculpture, paintings, masks, posters, and more from west and central Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. Let Mami Wata beguile you as she has done to peoples across the globe for centuries!
Opening Day: Sunday, April 6, 2008 -- 12-5 pm galleries open
Cost: Free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 4; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available.
Fowler Museum at UCLA Tel: 310-825-4361
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