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The pieces displayed in "Earth matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" are a sampling of African art from the 19th to 21st century.
(Fowler Museum)

“Où Allons Nous?” Though the roadside sign in a 1953 photograph stands alone, its message does not. It joins the dialogue of three centuries’ worth of rich textures, colors, figures and images, presenting a question that connects us all to the vulnerable earth we inhabit, “Where are we going?” On Tuesday, coinciding with Earth Day, the Fowler Museum at UCLA premieres “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.” A traveling exhibition of more than 100 works, this array of African art ranges from the 19th to the 21st century. More »

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Surprisingly cool weather graced Indio, on Friday, as the second weekend of the heavily anticipated Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival began. After a star-studded first weekend, with artists including Beyoncé and Slash making guest appearances, I ventured into the desert for Part 2 of Coachella with Daily Bruin photo editor Neil Bedi in tow to bring back highlights from the weekend. More »

Following a recent run of "Fiddler on the Roof," Hooligan Theatre Company's performance of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" will begin Friday evening. Recreating the story of popular Reese Witherspoon film, which was itself adapted into a Broadway production, "Legally Blonde" follows Elle Woods, misguided woman who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School.
(Neil Bedi/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Almost seven years after the fictional UCLA alumna first conquered Harvard Law School on Broadway, Elle Woods comes back to her alma mater in the Hooligan Theatre Company’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” The Hooligan Theatre Company, a student-run group that offers an opportunity for students of all majors to participate in educational theater productions, completed its run of “Fiddler on the Roof” this past weekend. More »

Artist Michelle Jane Lee uses her own alphabet to express herself. Her artwork, mostly bright, minimalistic paintings and drawings, features small blocks of color which represent letters of the alphabet. Lee's work will be featured in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery until April 12.
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Michelle Jane Lee has her own alphabet. Instead of letters, Lee uses small blocks of color to express her feelings. Most of Lee’s bright, minimalistic paintings and drawings, which are being shown as part of the Cultural Affairs Commission’s Art Series in UCLA’s Kerckhoff Art Gallery until April 12, feature this alphabet that Lee invented. More »

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