Robert Voeks on the Sacred Leaves of Candomblé
Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fowler Museum Venue - Deutsch Seminar Room
Free and open to the public.
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Among the imagery in Fran Siegel’s installation are natural elements such as trees and leaves that have special significance in Candomblé, a religion originating in Salvador, Bahia.
In this gallery talk, Robert Voeks, Cal State Fullerton Professor of Geography, explores the ethnobotany of Brazil’s Candomblé religion, a belief system introduced by African slaves during the colonial era and that continues to employ a large pharmacopoeia of healing plants.
#CultureFix is a short format, informal gallery talk featuring artists, curators and other luminaries.
No reservation required.