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Brooks Holds Preview for Museum Members & Media of African-Print Fashion Now!

February 22, 2018 - articles - ,

Opening this Friday, February 23
Brooks Museum features African-print fashion in latest exhibition


What: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is celebrating its next special exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style , with a special member preview on Friday evening that showcases the dynamic traditions of African dress featuring colorful, boldly patterned printed cloth.

The media is invited to capture the excitement surrounding this extraordinary exhibition that was most recently on view in at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. The exhibition includes 60 tailored fashions, 100 archival and contemporary cloths, 20 black-and-white studio portrait photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, a series of runway videos, and seven works by contemporary visual artists.

Friday night’s preview will feature a red carpet entrance, entertainment by DJ Siphne Aaye, and a pop-up fashion show from Memphis Fashion Week featuring designers from Mbabazi House of Style, Tanganika by Tangie Seay, and ROYALTY by Christina Westbrook.

When: Friday, February 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104

Media contact: Karen Davis, Communications ManagerMemphis Brooks Museum of Art901.206.8810karen.davis@brooksmuseum.org. Please RSVP to Karen Davis.

About the exhibition:

 African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA in association with Vlisco Netherlands B.V. It is guest curated by Suzanne Gott with Kristyne S. Loughran, Betsy D. Quick, and Leslie W. Rabine. Major funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts with the additional support of R.L. Shep, DutchCulture, and the Pasadena Art Alliance.

About the Brooks:

Founded in 1916, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art  is the oldest and largest major art museum in Tennessee that includes art from around the world in its collection. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the Museum’s expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.