Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair

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Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair

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. Exploring topics such as the preferential treatment of straight hair, the social hierarchies of skin, and the power and politics of display, TEXTURES is a landmark exploration of Black hair and its important, complicated place in the history of African American life and culture. The exhibition is organized by the KSU Museum with co-curators, Joseph L. Underwood, assistant professor of art history at KSU and Tameka

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 28, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 30, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 1, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 2, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 3, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 5, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 6, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 7, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 8, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 9, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 10, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 12, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 13, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 15, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 16, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 17, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 19, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 20, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 21, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 22, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 23, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 24, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 26, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 27, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 28, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 30, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 31, 2021 at 11:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)

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