Monday, March 25

Third-year musical theater student Fernando Castro and third-year theater acting student
Romy Bavli will both perform in “The Liane Kazan Project,” which features performances from students in Kazan’s studio presentation class. 
 (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Third-year musical theater student Fernando Castro and third-year theater acting student
Romy Bavli will both perform in “The Liane Kazan Project,” which features performances from students in Kazan’s studio presentation class. 
 (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Graduate student Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar displayed his exhibit entitled “Where is the Spirit Today?” at the MFA art showcase. His exhibit draws from his cultural heritage and incorporates the concept of the Mongolian lunar calendar. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Graduate student Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar displayed his exhibit entitled “Where is the Spirit Today?” at the MFA art showcase. His exhibit draws from his cultural heritage and incorporates the concept of the Mongolian lunar calendar. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Alumna Nasim Hantehzadeh created "Floating on the river." The artist usually begins her works by setting pencil to paper, and then develops a narrative for the piece after it is finished. (Courtesy of Nasim Hantehzadeh)
Alumna Nasim Hantehzadeh created "Floating on the river." The artist usually begins her works by setting pencil to paper, and then develops a narrative for the piece after it is finished. (Courtesy of Nasim Hantehzadeh)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)
(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

First-year theater student Nick Rodriguez and third-year theater student Sam Linkowski star in an adaptation of the 1979 play "Bent," which will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Set in the 1930s, the play explores the struggles of being gay during the Holocaust, with its protagonist Max coming to terms with his sexual identity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
First-year theater student Nick Rodriguez and third-year theater student Sam Linkowski star in an adaptation of the 1979 play "Bent," which will premiere Thursday at Macgowan Hall. Set in the 1930s, the play explores the struggles of being gay during the Holocaust, with its protagonist Max coming to terms with his sexual identity. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles Ballet performed both "Serenade" and "La Sylphide" at Royce Hall on Saturday. The two contrasting performances allowed the other to shine, one for its simple staging and the other for its intricacy. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Los Angeles Ballet performed both "Serenade" and "La Sylphide" at Royce Hall on Saturday. The two contrasting performances allowed the other to shine, one for its simple staging and the other for its intricacy. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

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)


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