We’ve been applauding the Fowler Museum at UCLA for years. They’ve shown a keen understanding of Indonesian culture, and nobody beats the Fowler at curating and hanging a great show. Their shows always balance the aesthetic and the didactic in the best possible way. Now they’ve done it again, with Nini Towok’s Spinning Wheel, an exhibition of the traditional batik of Kerek, Java (above). Hats off, once again, to the museum’s curator of Asian and Pacific collections, Roy Hamilton.
In typical Fowler fashion, even their press releases and website writing are so good, that I have nothing more to say. Go read about the show here. It will be up until December, so if you will be anywhere near LA, don’t miss it.