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Friends of African and African American Art Virtual Talk

Inside the Stories—A Celebration of Textiles from Across Africa

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Join Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art, for a virtual talk as she shares a small but extremely compelling selection of African textiles in the CMA’s collection. Textiles and fashion are important parts of many cultures across Africa, historically and today, reflecting both heritage and innovation. Kristen’s story from storage highlights the diverse techniques and materials used throughout the African continent to create textiles. Learn about a Byzantine-era tapestry fragment, a man’s indigo robe or tunic from Nigeria, and a tapestry by Gérard Santoni, an artist from Côte d’Ivoire.

Friends of African and African American Art and Textile Art Alliance members will receive a digital invitation. This event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams; the event link and instructions will be provided to those who RSVP.

To join the Friends of African and African American Art or to learn more, click here.

To join the Textile Art Alliance or to learn more, click here.