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Address: Park in Campus Lot 4, North Campus, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549
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+1 310-825-4361
12:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an...

The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas-past and present. The Fowler enhances understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through dynamic exhibitions, publications, and public programs, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. Also featured is the work of international contemporary artists presented within the complex frameworks of politics, culture and social action. The Fowler provides exciting, informative and thought-provoking exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.

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Jewel Hidden on UCLA North Campus ...

The Fowler Museum is hard to find the first time, then it's easy to get back again, just park underground nearby. Easy walking on UCLA campus. Exciting exhibitions, which change... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2015
David B L
Los Angeles, California
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We didn't visit because we checked the hours on the website and discovered that the Fowler is closed on both Monday & Tuesday, the only days we were in town.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Fowler Museum is hard to find the first time, then it's easy to get back again, just park underground nearby. Easy walking on UCLA campus. Exciting exhibitions, which change frequently, of varied cultures & their artifacts. Large discussion room in lower floor for environmental issues forums. Check it out, it's very special! ...

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is a fabulous small museum with ever-changing exhibits. It looks very modern from the outside but inside the impression is that of a contemporary Moroccan house. It is intimate with 4 perfectly sized galleries. Check the website often to see current exhibitions.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

The Fowler Ethnographic Museum is located on the Westwood campus of UCLA. The small museum can be reached from an underground parking lot. The museum is free but you have to pay for hourly parking. There is a small, but interesting museum store near the entrance and one large and a number of smaller galleries. The larger gallery holds the... More 

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Once you get there, and figure out the parking (you can pay $12 for an all-day pass, which is best if you are going to stay more than four hours), this small museum stages individual exhibitions that are comprehensive and interesting. The one we visited displayed textiles from the American Southwest. Two, in particular, were notable, as was the display... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

If your interest runs to ethnic art and folk art, this museum is an incredible find. It is located on the Westwood campus of UCLA and is free. Beautiful display and fantastic collection.

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Tustin, California
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I have been to the Fowler Museum at UCLA many times and I have found at least one very interesting exhibit each time I have gone. The overall floor area is quite small, with the number of exhibits ranging from four to six. Admission is free. Exhibition durations range from a few months to “ongoing” or “permanent.” The original name... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

We went to Fowler Museum at UCLA for the first time recently and it was wonderful. They had a very interesting exhibition called, Vivan Sundaram Gagawaka + Postmortem. You can see the pictures at: https://travel4foodnart.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/fowler-museum-at-ucla/

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

The Fowler Museum is not your typical museum: its focus is on cultural history, with themes as diverse as African textiles; the traditional use of auto parts in east LA to create "muffler men" as marketing tools; voodoo in Haiti and other Caribbean countries; and photographic exhibitions, such as the importance of water in Africa, as seen through the lens... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

... the UCLA campus around it. Fowler is quite small. One room contained a bunch of silver objects; the other had a special exhibit. Two others were closed. Not very interesting to us, anyway. Your taste may differ and you may find yourself staying a little longer than 15 minutes. The location is not obvious, much like every other place... More 

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