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Curator’s Choice: Gateway to Luck with Patrick A. Polk

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Patrick A. Polk, the Fowler’s senior curator of Latin American and Caribbean popular arts, discusses the fascinating history of a large, intricately carved, teakwood shrine located inside the Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) in Buena Park. Modeled after a famous temple in Palitana, Gujarat, India, it was commissioned by the British colonial authorities for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. It was later purchased by Las Vegas hotelier and reinstalled at the Castaways Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Learn how the shrine came to it current home at the JCSC in this fascinating talk.

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