Focalpoint

Hats as Materials of Culture

prestige hat, cameroon


October 3, 2016-May 7, 2017
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor

In conjunction with the course Art, Craft, and Technology in sub-Saharan Africa (offered by the Department of Art History during spring 2017), this installation considers hats made by different communities and from a variety of materials. Organized by Emma Kessler, curatorial assistant for the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas. 

Image: Unknown artist, Cameroon. Prestige Hat. Feathers, jute. Gift of Budd Stalnaker, Eskenazi Museum of Art, 2006.324