ARTstor has collaborated with the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to share approximately 700 images selected from the museum’s renowned permanent collection, which features works from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. The collection in the ARTstor Digital Library has a particular focus on the arts of Africa, reflecting the museum’s status as a repository of one of the largest and finest collections of African art in the United States.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA was established in 1963 to consolidate the collections of non-Western art and artifacts dispersed throughout the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. The Fowler Museum’s collections include more than 150,000 art and ethnographic objects and approximately 600,000 archaeological objects from ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures around the world. The arts of many African nations are represented, including Angola, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mail, Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The museum also has significant holdings of African diaspora arts from Brazil, Haiti, and Suriname. As one of the top university museums in the United States, the Fowler initiates research projects, fieldwork, publications, exhibitions, and public programming to enhance the understanding and appreciation of global arts cultures.
View the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/ucla_fowler
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles) collection page.