"Follow Her Lead" exhibition talk

  • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Online via Zoom

Cory Gundlach, curator of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, will give a talk on his exhibition Follow Her Lead: Womanhood in African and Diasporic Arts.

Through a focus on themes of leadership, fashion, motherhood, and transformation, this exhibition highlights artworks created by, for, and about women. Two important recent acquisitions take center stage: a highly elaborate bridal ensemble from southeast Morocco signals a history of global trade and a resistance to French colonial occupation, and Simone Leigh's elegant 103 (Face Jug Seriesrecalls face jugs created by slaves in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the early 1860s. In the gallery, it forms an immediate dialogue with women's pottery from the African collection. These and many other objects in Follow Her Lead center the artistic and performative aspects of womanhood in Global Africa.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93339251900

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme—game day, frenemies, cats—that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!


Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: kimberly-datchuk@uiowa.edu

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