The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

Organized by the Fowler Museum in partnership with the Hammer Museum and UCLA Library

Collage of different university holdings including scupltures, musical instruments and books

 

The Map and the Territory distills the vast holdings of UCLA’s diverse collections into a single exhibition. Some 160 representative objects tell stories and make new meanings in exciting and unexpected ways. Organized by the Fowler Museum in partnership with the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Library, and featuring works from additional campus collections, the exhibition juxtaposes rare books and manuscripts, historic prints, contemporary paintings and drawings, abstract animations, ceramics, musical instruments, bird and animal specimens, meteorites, and more. Together, these seemingly disparate things invite you to explore the world, its communities, and the universe beyond. The Map and the Territory serves as a guide to the valuable place these collections hold in the history of UCLA’s pursuit of knowledge in our global society.

Black and white aerial map of rural UCLA campus