With Akwaaba African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join the highly acclaimed Akwaaba African Drum and Dance Ensemble in celebration of Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas. Watch textile artist Cheryl Holbert demonstrate weaving techniques on a standup loom and try it yourself! Galleries open until 8 p.m.
On view through January 12, 2014, Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas features more than 40 textiles, garments and other works of art. This exhibition offers the opportunity to experience the aesthetic power and rich cultural histories of textiles produced across the continent of Africa. Whether used for everyday functions, high fashion, costumes or sacred rituals, the textiles featured in this exhibition highlight the diverse influences that continue to shape these vibrant art forms, including the regional and global exchange of ideas, techniques and materials.