February 2021 - January 2022
“Hair is a frequent topic of conversation amongst all women,” said Lisa Jackson, our Education and Community Outreach Liaison. “But, when it comes to hair of women of African descent, conversations have been laced with controversy, be it about European-based society’s views about hair beauty, or about the diverse hair choices Black women are rockin’ today.”
To shed light on the functionalities of hair across cultures, this exhibition has been broken down into four main categories to include status, gender, initiation, and adornment. These are to draw focus on the importance and language of hair in an African context.
Curated by Billie Stultz and Devon Vander Voort