March 1-7, 2002
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African clothing exhibit

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The relationship between fashion and power will be explored in an exhibit and talk by visiting artist and scholar Julie Umukoro.

African clothing, past and present

Against the backdrop of her exhibit on contemporary African clothing, artist and scholar Julie Umukoro will speak about “Costumes and the Dynamics of Power” March 4 at 5 p.m. in the University Art Museum.

Born and raised in Nigeria, Umukoro is on the faculty of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is currently a visiting Fulbright Scholar affiliated with the Carter G. Woodson Institute.

The exhibition, organized by Umukoro with help from Aviva Dove-Viebahn, a graduate student assistant at the museum, focuses on contemporary African clothing and the incorporation of both native and Western elements into its design, pattern and fabric. Called “African Dress Ensembles: Trends Today!” the exhibit will be on display through April 7.

On the day of Umukoro’s talk, which will be followed by a reception, there will be a more extensive repertoire of costumes, as well as students modeling some of the clothes. In her lecture, Umukoro will look at symbolism in African royal regalia and ritual costumes.


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