Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

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Presented by Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne FL

Sep 01
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Dec 15
Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

 

This exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Supplemental exhibition curated by Dr. Gifty Benson and organized by The African Hospitals Foundation, Tulsa, OK.

Select programming made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard.

Image: King’s Chair Dress Form, introduced in 1980, manufactured by Vlisco, Netherlands; Dutch Wax Block on cotton, 59 x 15 1/2 inches; Courtesy of Beatrice Benson Collection.

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

Contact: 321-674-8313

Email: textiles@fit.edu

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The Center will closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 21- Saturday, November 24.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

150 W. University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

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