Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

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…

African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style

March 26–July 30, 2017

African-Print Fashion Now introduces visitors to a dynamic and diverse African dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits: “popular” African-print styles created by local seamstresses and tailors across the continent; international runway fashions designed by Africa’s newest generation of couturiers; and boundary-breaking, transnational, and youth styles favored in Africa’s urban centers…

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