Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields

Los Angeles, United States

December 17, 2017 - April 18, 2018 Exhibition December 17, 2017 April 18, 2018 Europe/London Dining with Kings: Ceremony and Hospitality in the Cameroon Grassfields 308 Charles E. Young Drive North: Los Angeles, United States

Event Details

Featuring works from the Fowler Museum’s collection, this exhibition will explore the connections between food, culture and royal power in the palaces of the Cameroon Grassfields. Ceramics, beadwork, weaving, embroidery, and carving will serve to highlight the many ways that dining in the palace is replete with expressions of power. Iconography, the use of restricted or prestige materials, and the integration of foreign styles underscore the ways in which food culture is about much more than sustenance: it is about ritual, diplomacy, status, and hospitality. Curated by Erica Jones, Associate Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum at UCLA.


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