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Fowler Museum Exhibition: African-Print Fashion Now!

$21,001
105%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
174 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 11:59 PM PST
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You're Invited - Opening Weekend Events!

March 21, 2017

Thank you for your participation in the Fowler Museum's Spark campaign to support African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.

You are invited to join us for our opening weekend events:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

6 - 7 pm | Opening Program

Co-curator Suzanne Gott shares an exhibition overview, followed by a conversation between co-curator Betsy Quick and fashion designers Titi Ademola (KIKI Clothing) and Alexis Temomanin (Dent de Man) featuring models showing off a few of their latest designs.

7 - 9 pm | Opening Party

Join us for a festive opening night! Be the first to preview the exhibition, enjoy informal modeling of African designer fashions and hear African music from DJ Nnamdi of KPFK's Radio Afrodicia.

RSVP to fowleropening@arts.ucla.edu

Sunday, March 26, 2017

12 - 1 pm | Gallery Tour

Join curatorial team members Suzanne Gott, Kristyne Loughran, Betsy Quick, and Leslie Rabine for a walkthrough of the exhibition.

1 - 4 pm | Drop-in Family Program, Kids in the Courtyard: Prints and Patterns

What does our clothing communicate? Find inspiration in the dazzling and colorful prints on view in the exhibition and create your own textile design. Snap a selfie of your design creations in front of an African-print cloth backdrop.

For a listing of these and other upcoming events, visit the Fowler Museum website at http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/ or click here.

Thank you so much for your support!

The Fowler Museum at UCLA

Photo credit: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Success!

December 02, 2016

We did it with your help! Thanks to your support, we raised a total of $21,001 for African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style. Because of you, we will be able to present this fantastic exhibition and offer exceptional educational programs, all of which will introduce the creativity and diversity of African-print cloth fashion to audiences throughout Southern California. We look forward to sharing this project with everyone in March 2017!

Special thanks to the Fowler's African Community Council for their support of this project through their own generosity, for bringing friends and family into the campaign, and for participating in the video. We are truly thankful for their involvement and their passion for this exhibition.

Please look out for a personal email with updates on the perks you are eligible to receive in thanks for your donation. Thank you again for helping us bring this exciting project to UCLA!

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Below: Some members of the Fowler's African Community Council (left to right): Amaka Akuninobi, Adebimpe Ogunnaike-Efezokhae, Lara Okunubi, Mahriama Suma, and Mame Mbaye.

We're almost there!

December 01, 2016

We're almost to our goal of $20,000 with only 8 hours remaining in the campaign. We encourage you to continue to spread the word and ask friends and family to make contributions through the end of the day TODAY.

Gifts to the campaign will ensure the highest quality presentation of African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style and will help us to reach the widest possible audience. We hope that during the remaining hours of our campaign, we will collectively meet and exceed the goal!

Friends and family can visit spark.ucla.edu/africanfashion to learn more.

Once again, thank you for helping us bring the creativity and diversity of African-print cloth fashion to audiences throughout Southern California and beyond.

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Photo credit: Mind of Kye Signature Dress, 2015 by Kyemah McEntyre, (New Jersey, United States). Vlisco wax print, Angelina, cotton. Courtesy of the designer.

#Giving Tuesday and 85% raised!

November 29, 2016

Many thanks to everyone who made a gift in the past week in response to the challenge from collector and arts advocate Dr. V. Joy Simmons. Thanks to your donations, we added an additional $5,000 to support this exciting exhibition!

As of today, #Giving Tuesday, we've reached 85% of our goal of $20,000 with less than three days to go.

Spread the word! Help us share this project on social media and encourage your friends and family to join you in supporting the Fowler Museum. We urge everyone to continue making contributions to ensure the highest quality exhibition with the widest possible audience. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #AfricanFashionNow #FowlerMuseum

Visit spark.ucla.edu/africanfashion to learn more.

Thank you to all of the Spark donors for your generous support!

The Fowler Museum

Image credit:  Vlisco, the Netherlands, Nico Verbart, designer.  Euro / Dollar /  G5 / The Key / Ananas / Happy Family, 2008. Wax print. Vlisco Museum, Foundation Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen, Helmond, the Netherlands, VLA1309.055.06/G5. L2016.35.3.

We're more than half way to our goal!

November 23, 2016

We've reached 54% of our goal and have 8 days to go! Thank you for your heartfelt gifts to our crowdfunding campaign! Your donations directly contribute to our efforts to bring this exhibition to greater audiences.

Spread the word! Help us share this project on social media and encourage your friends and family to join you in supporting the Fowler Museum.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #AfricanFashionNow #FowlerMuseum Visit spark.ucla.edu/africanfashion to learn more.

Thanks so much for your support!

Fowler Museum

Photo credit: Dress with pants, Think Collection, 1/2015 by Inge van Leirop, Vlisco, the Netherlands; Wax print, cotton; Courtesy of the Vlisco Museum, Foundation Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen

 

We're off to a great start!

November 02, 2016

Thank you for helping the Fowler Museum bring the dynamic, diverse, and dazzling fashions of African-print cloth to UCLA! We’re proud to share that the African-Print Fashion Now! campaign is off to a great start: in our first day, we’ve already reached 26% of our goal and raised a total of $5,240. We could not have come this far, this fast without you.

We have one more favor to ask: help us spread the word! Share your support on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #AfricanFashionNow. Here’s a sample message to copy, paste, and personalize: “I donated to bring African fashion and art to the Fowler Museum at UCLA! Visit spark.ucla.edu/africanfashion to learn more. #AfricanFashionNow”

Thanks again!

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Photo credit: ​©Mory Bamba courtesy Adama Bamba

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Angelina

Thanks for supporting African cultural awareness! Join us for the exhibition's opening weekend and get 10% off your stay at Hotel Angeleno. (Your $10 gift is fully tax-deductible)

18 of 500 Claimed
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$25

Fashionista

Donations like this never go out of style! You'll get a shout out on Twitter and Facebook, plus a one-time 20% discount on Amba home decor products. (Your $25 gift is fully tax-deductible)

30 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2016

$50

Red Carpet

Walk the red carpet in style! You're invited to the exhibition’s opening party in March 2017, and you'll receive a one-time 15% discount on African fashions at Zuvaa. ($45 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$100

Fashion Insider

Year-long Individual Membership to the Fowler Museum. (Already a member? Gift your membership to a friend!) You'll also receive preferred seating at the opening night panel discussion with designers. ($80 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$250

Ankara Angel

You're one of a kind! Receive a limited-edition exhibition tote-bag featuring African-print, 50% off Ankara Fest LA 2017 tickets, and we will acknowledge your donation on our website. NEW: Get two free drinks at Hotel Angeleno's WEST Restaurant! ($200 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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$500

Sartorial Scholar

Receive all of the above perks and a copy of the "African-Print Fashion Now!" publication signed by the curators. ($420 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$1,000

Vlisco VIP

You'll receive all of the above perks, plus a Zuvaa designer will provide you with an African-print dress for the exhibition's opening party in March 2017. ($720 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$2,500

Bespoke Benefactor

We will honor your generous donation by including your name on the exhibition title wall. You'll receive all of the above perks, plus a free Amba gift box with a selection of home decor products featuring African wax-print cloth. ($2,070 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$5,000

Style Connoisseur

Your incredible support will provide invaluable resources for developing the exhibition. You'll receive the above perks, plus an honorary Fowler Manus Membership for one year. ($4,485 of your contribution is tax-deductible)

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