Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Fowler in Focus: Joli! A Fancy Masquerade From Sierra Leone 

December 11, 2016–July 16, 2017

This exhibition features a rare group of 11 headdresses worn in Joli masquerades held in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown in the 1970s. Joli headdresses are among the most unusual, complex, and elaborate masquerade configurations we know from sub-Saharan Africa…

Pantsula 4 Lyf: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg

January 29-May 7, 2017

Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg will feature a series of photographs and videos taken by South African photographer Chris Saunders that examine the township culture of pantsula. Known predominantly as a youth movement, pantsula is characterized by crews of men and women who perform energetic, acrobatic, virtuosic dances….

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert

February 19–June 18, 2017

Enduring Splendor focuses on the rich and diverse silver jewelry traditions of India’s Thar Desert region, which stretches across the western states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. These traditions will be considered against the background of the five-thousand-year history of jewelry making across the vast Indian Subcontinent…

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