Saturday, April 20

Kathryn Gunsch led a talk titled "Altars and Ancestors in Benin" on Saturday at the Fowler Museum. Discussing bronze bells, altars and effigies from the area, Gunsch spoke about how patterns on the pieces could be used to uncover more history about the kingdom. (Ruthie Glauber/Daily Bruin)

Curator discusses historical insights held within Benin bronzes at Fowler Museum

Increasing exposure to 16th-century altars may deepen our understanding of the relationship between art and ancestral connection in Benin. Kathryn Gunsch led a talk on “Altars and Ancestors in Benin” on Saturday at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, providing insight into the tradition of bronze altars as a means of connecting with ancestral history in the Kingdom of Benin. Read more...

Kathryn Gunsch led a talk titled "Altars and Ancestors in Benin" on Saturday at the Fowler Museum. Discussing bronze bells, altars and effigies from the area, Gunsch spoke about how patterns on the pieces could be used to uncover more history about the kingdom. (Ruthie Glauber/Daily Bruin)

(Jennie Wang/Daily Bruin)
(Jennie Wang/Daily Bruin)

The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)
The Women Directors of Distinction Panel on Sunday focused on women's roles in filmmaking. The event was hosted by Girl Trip, an organization which aims for equal visibility and pay for women in the arts. (Courtesy of Noemi Torres)