The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present Africa Fashion, a major exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London that will celebrate the richness and diversity of African creativity, cultures, and histories, using fashion as a catalyst. Spanning mid-twentieth century to contemporary designs, Africa Fashion explores the vitality of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.
Join us for an overview of the exhibition by Julia Dolan, the Minor White Senior Curator of Photography, followed by a performance and conversation with Habiba Addo, a Portland-based performing artist and educator originally from Ghana. How does fashion connect with the meaning of home in contemporary West Africa? How does fashion relate to other art forms, such as dance, music, and storytelling? Come prepared with questions and insights to make connections to your teaching. Look for educator resources on the exhibition webpage to come closer to the program date.
5:15 – 5:45 pm Visit the exhibition after regular hours, facilitated by PAM staff and educators. (Main Museum, 2nd floor)
6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentation, performance, and conversation with Curator Julia Dolan and Artist Habiba Addo (Fields Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, 1st floor)
Admission is free. Registration requested. Light refreshments provided. PDU credits available.