A Centennial Initiative
In celebration of UCLA’s 100th anniversary, 'The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA' distills the vast holdings of UCLA’s diverse collections into a single exhibition. The exhibit will run from April 5 to September 27, 2020 with 160 representative objects which 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: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA' serves as a guide to the valuable place these collections hold in the history of UCLA’s pursuit of knowledge in our global society.