Winning Over Disaster | Edward Goldman

January 13, 2015 11:51 PM

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So, ladies and gentlemen, let's start with the notion of a festive celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of a museum known for rich collections and smart, edgy exhibitions. The celebration of such an anniversary, obviously, calls for a particularly well-chosen exhibition and requires meticulous preparation. Then, imagine --just a few days before hundreds of guests were scheduled to arrive for the big opening, disaster hit and chaos ensued.

No, I am not making it up. This is the actual story of what recently happened at The Fowler Museum at UCLA, just a few days before the scheduled opening of the exhibition (November 2, 2014) by Pascale Marthine Tayou, high profile Cameroon artist who currently lives and works in Belgium.

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