Join Metro Art commissioned artist Gala Porras-Kim at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on August 12, 2023

Metro Art commissioned artist Gala Porras-Kim will lead a walkthrough of her exhibition The weight of a patina of time at the Fowler Museum at UCLA with chief curator Matthew H. Robb on Saturday, Aug. 12. All the details are below.

Porras-Kim and Robb will discuss her artwork design for the main entrance of the future Purple (D Line) Extension Westwood/UCLA Station, which includes images of 91 artifacts from the Fowler Museum’s permanent collection.

Gala Porras-Kim is one of 27 artists/artist teams creating site-specific, integrated artworks for the Westside Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project.

Installation view, Gala Porras-Kim: The weight of a patina of time, 2023, Fowler Museum at UCLA; Photo: Elon Schoenholz


Event Details

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Tours offered at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Each tour lasts approximately one hour. 

This free event requires an RSVP on Eventbrite. Event capacity is limited to 50 people per time slot. 

The Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Dr. N, Los Angeles, CA 90024 


Getting there

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Parking info: Enter UCLA Lot 4 from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza. Campus parking is maximum $12. 


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About Metro Art 

Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites, and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks is integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours, and live performances, our multi-faceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles.  

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