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Fowler Museum Kids in the Courtyard Workshop

Experiment with polygons and geometric patterns to create designs like those in Mediterranean Islamic architecture.

Sunday, February 04, 2007
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Using the brilliant blue contact paper, make a screen inspired by Architecture of the Veil: An Installation by Samta Benyahia.

Information about Architecture of the Veil: An Installation by Samta Benyahia

This site-specific installation and US museum debut by Algerian artist Samta Benyahia takes its theme from the moucharabieh, the openwork screens used in Mediterranean Islamic architecture to cover windows and balconies, allowing those inside--typically women--to view the outside world without being seen.  For Architecture of the Veil Benyahia covers the Fowler's entrance doors and Andalusian-inspired interior windows with printed films of a blue moucharabieh pattern.  Encircling the Museum's Goldenberg Galleria are "rosettes" consisting of beautiful, sequin-embroidered motifs on netting, and large-scale, black-and-white photographs of early 20th-century Algerian women.

Enter UCLA lot 4 from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of lot 4, where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. Campus parking is maximum $8.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 4.

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