In conjunction with African-Print Fashion Now!, Victoria L. Rovine, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, addresses African fashion designers inspired by longstanding traditional dress practices, which they transform to create something new. These innovations feature both African-print cloth and other textiles and media. Enjoy a 10:30 am coffee reception in the Fowler Amphitheater before the talk in Lenart Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, Inc.
After the lecture, peruse the Ankara Fest LA Pop-Up Shop, a marketplace in the Fowler’s Davis Courtyard with Los Angeles-based vendors from 12–5pm. Free.
About Victoria L. Rovine Victoria Rovine is associate professor of Art History at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rovine specializes in African art with a focus on African textiles and dress practices, and on Africa’s presence in Western visual culture, particularly in early twentieth century Europe. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. Prof. Rovine has conducted research in Mali since the early 1990s, and has also worked in Senegal, South Africa, Ghana, and elsewhere in Africa.
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Lecture will take place in Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum Floor A