Upcoming Exhibits

Chatamona Present of God

TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair

Friday, September 10, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, August 7, 2022 (All day)
Broadbent Gallery

TEXTURES  synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists including James Van Der Zee, Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mary Sibande and Zanele Muholi.