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Fashioning Africa: Impact, Influence, and Inspiration of African Crafting Traditions

January 24–April 14, 2019

In collaboration with staff from the Longyear Museum of Anthropology and students from Professor Ntokozo Kunene’s Fall 2018 Costume Design class, Fashioning Africa surveys crafting traditions from the continent of Africa and examines their contemporary influence and global impact. The exhibition features six textiles and accessories from the African collection of the museum alongside design work by the students inspired by their research. 

Examining kente cloth in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology collection.
Examining Kente cloth in the Longyear Museum of Anthropology Collection (AF2008.18, Gift of Tim and Bobbi Hamill. Photo: Megan Meier ’18)