Hair Stories Exhibition Reception

August 6, 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the Hair Stories exhibiting artists!

Hair Stories brings together a diverse group of artists whose work focuses on hair or uses hair as a medium to explore the important roles hair plays in culture, religion, politics, ritual, and identity, throughout history and in the present day. From hair jewelry and lockets that fetishize hair to photographs, sculptures, and video works that celebrate hair, this show examines the ways in which hair functions as a complex set of codes and as the loaded raw material for artistic expression.

Join us to celebrate the exhibiting artists and their work: 
Eunice Adorno, Melanie Bilenker, Tara Bogart, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Sonya Clark, Sean M. Johnson, Nneka Kai, Vivian Keulards, Wangui Maina, Ana Mendieta, Patricia Miranda, Zanele Muholi, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Rachel Portesi, Shahzia Sikander, Lorna Simpson, Gu Wenda, Nafis M. White, Anne Wilson, and D.M. Witman.

Free for Members, $10 suggested donation at the door for Non-Members.

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Hero image: Vivian Keulards (b. ), Sterra, 2015, from the series “Flaming Grace”, light inkjet print on dibond, 18 x 27 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Thumbnail image:  J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere (1930 – 2014), Agaracha HD 568/74 from the series “Hairstyles,” 1968-1999, 1974, gelatin silver print, 17 1/4 x 17 ¾ in on paper size 24 x 20 in. Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida. Purchase acquired through the generosity of the Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art, 2011.5