Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July

 

April 27, 2013 to August 18, 2013
Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July
April 27 - August 18, 2013
 
Over five years, photographer Michael July approached a variety of individuals and asked them to participate as subject models for a volume he was creating to chronicle the evolution of the Afro in America. He was able to capture the crème de la crème of Afros as worn by people of virtually every shade, ethnicity, country and age group. This exhibition shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the 'Fro and tells the deeper "hairstory" of each of its models. This exhibition, inspired by the original book, captures the spirit and essence of the Afro today and pays homage to the historic significance of natural hair iconic voyagers.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 East Main Street

Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Venue Events)
311 Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN   46802

Phone: (260) 422-6467
www.fwmoa.org/
Contemporary art museum offers works from permanent collections and national traveling exhibitions.