About The Project
As we count 100 years of achievement as a public institution, we celebrate our shared commitment to the public good. Through these narratives, we hope to shed light on the less known and less-recognized leaders whose paths were not easy and who come from communities and neighborhoods where access to higher education was not a given. While others saw disadvantages, these Bruins saw opportunities to make positive change. These stories inspire us to continue lighting the way for our community and beyond, in the spirit of UCLA. What impact will you make? Share a story using #UCLAOurStories.
Ernesto Yerena Montejano was born in El Centro, CA, a mid- sized farming town bordering Mexicali, BC, MX. Fueled by his cross-national upbringing, his art practice reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The artist shares narratives of his conflicts of identity that he feels are kindred to what many Chicanos of these communities experience.
Gabe Gault’s work challenges the assumptions. Employing classical painting techniques while using modern mediums, Gault bucks conformity, not allowing himself or his work to be easily defined. Channeling Renaissance portraiture and still-lifes, Gault explores his identity as a Black American, re-appropriating, breaking down, and repurposing Colonial influences in order to celebrate Culture.
Los Angeles-based artist Mer Young has created a body of artwork manifested in drawings, paintings, collages and public artworks. She is known for her colorful collages of indigenous and natives cultures, her overall focus remains on human diversity.
October 3-17, 2019 Open daily from 7am-11pm Opening Launch on Oct 3, 5-8pm
Pop-Up Exhibit at the Civic Center Hub, 9am-4pm
Pop-Up Exhibit at Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room, 5pm-8pm
Pop-Up Exhibit at Pauley Pavilion South East Concourse, 9am-3pm
November 1, 2019, 5-8pm: Pop-up Exhibit at Tateuchi Forum at Japanese American National Museum / November 2, 2019, 9am-5pm: Pop-up Exhibit at Luskin School of Public Policy
December 4, 2019- January 8, 2020
Pop-Up Exhibit January 22-February 27, 2020
February 10-March 16, 2020 Winter Quarter Fiat Lux Course
April 1-30, 2020
May 4-29, 2020