Thursday, April 25

Jim and Jeanne Pieper’s collection of Guatemalan masks from the late 18th to the mid-20th century will be at the Fowler Museum from Sunday to October. The opening event Saturday will celebrate Guatemalan culture through performances and a preview of the collection. (Courtesy of Jim Pieper)

Mask exhibit to explore intersection of Catholic, Guatemalan tradition

Going as far back as the precolonial era, Guatemalan communities performed masked dances on important religious holidays. This tradition exists even today after the Spanish colonization of the Mayan people. Read more...

Photo: Jim and Jeanne Pieper’s collection of Guatemalan masks from the late 18th to the mid-20th century will be at the Fowler Museum from Sunday to October. The opening event Saturday will celebrate Guatemalan culture through performances and a preview of the collection. (Courtesy of Jim Pieper)

Jim and Jeanne Pieper’s collection of Guatemalan masks from the late 18th to the mid-20th century will be at the Fowler Museum from Sunday to October. The opening event Saturday will celebrate Guatemalan culture through performances and a preview of the collection. (Courtesy of Jim Pieper)

Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Art to Heart: Students reinterpret Big Bertha to subvert art world’s miasma of elitism

  Art, the universal language, can transcend space and time to reach a diverse audience. We hear this all the time, but do we truly feel the weight of these words? Read more...

Photo: Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Standing Woman (Heroic Woman) – a 1932 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise – stands in the walkway between Bunche Hall and the Broad Art Center. Columnist Lisa Aubry uses the sculpture to analyze the phenomenon of polarized attitudes toward art, and assert that all interpretations are valid. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

"The White Album," a multimedia performance of Joan Didion's essay of the same title, will take place at the Freud Playhouse. It includes a regularly seated outer audience as well as an inner audience that will participate in the performance. (Courtesy of Lars Jan)

‘White Album’ implicates audience’s (in)action in Joan Didion theater adaptation

A portion of the audience will take the stage at the Freud Playhouse this weekend, partying behind glass panels. The panels are part of a structure meant to resemble journalist and novelist Joan Didion’s 1960s home. Read more...

Photo: "The White Album," a multimedia performance of Joan Didion's essay of the same title, will take place at the Freud Playhouse. It includes a regularly seated outer audience as well as an inner audience that will participate in the performance. (Courtesy of Lars Jan)

"The White Album," a multimedia performance of Joan Didion's essay of the same title, will take place at the Freud Playhouse. It includes a regularly seated outer audience as well as an inner audience that will participate in the performance. (Courtesy of Lars Jan)

Lynn Tieu, a second-year business economics student, and Natasha Puthukudy, a second-year design media arts student, are helping plan Bruin Entrepreneurs' second annual Designathon, which is taking place Saturday in Carnesale Commons. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Designathon aims to teach students creative problem-solving, design process

The upcoming Designathon will help students devise creative and applicable solutions to everyday problems. The second annual Designathon, hosted by Bruin Entrepreneurs, will be held Saturday in Carnesale Commons. Read more...

Photo: Lynn Tieu, a second-year business economics student, and Natasha Puthukudy, a second-year design media arts student, are helping plan Bruin Entrepreneurs' second annual Designathon, which is taking place Saturday in Carnesale Commons. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Lynn Tieu, a second-year business economics student, and Natasha Puthukudy, a second-year design media arts student, are helping plan Bruin Entrepreneurs' second annual Designathon, which is taking place Saturday in Carnesale Commons. (Esther Li/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Brannon Rockwell-Charland will showcase a variety of artistic pieces to relate black history and feminism to her personal life for her exhibit in the MFA showcase. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

MFA candidates draw inspiration from history, global perspectives

This post was updated April 3 at 3:53 p.m. The second of four final MFA showcases by the UCLA department of art will take place Thursday through April 12 at the New Wight Gallery in the Broad Art Center. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Brannon Rockwell-Charland will showcase a variety of artistic pieces to relate black history and feminism to her personal life for her exhibit in the MFA showcase. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Brannon Rockwell-Charland will showcase a variety of artistic pieces to relate black history and feminism to her personal life for her exhibit in the MFA showcase. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Ben Lerchin used 3D printing technology to create works for their exhibition titled "Spatial Erratic," which is part of a series of exhibitions by graduate students. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA graduate student critiques human interaction with nature in innovative exhibit

Ben Lerchin uses 3D printing technology to explore the relationship between humans and nature in their solo exhibition. The exhibition, entitled “Spatial Erratic,” is part of a series of exhibitions by graduate students in UCLA’s department of Design Media Arts. Read more...

Photo: Ben Lerchin used 3D printing technology to create works for their exhibition titled "Spatial Erratic," which is part of a series of exhibitions by graduate students. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Ben Lerchin used 3D printing technology to create works for their exhibition titled "Spatial Erratic," which is part of a series of exhibitions by graduate students. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)



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