The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning Among the Kuna of Panama

September 13, 1998–March 21, 1999

New York, NY

This exhibition, organized and developed by the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, features some 300 objects representing the aesthetic outlook of the Kuna of Panama. Highlighted in this exhibition are richly decorated applique blouses—the molas for which the Kuna are world-renowned. This exhibition offers a comprehensive survey of the world view of the Kuna, exploring their adaptability to the influences of the outisde world and the strength and vibrancy of their living culture.