African Headwear: Beyond Fashion

August 14 - January 1, 2012

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201 Get directions

(214) 922-1803

What one wears on one’s head is both fashionable and meaningful: fifty traditional hats from the DMA’s collection of African art and local private collections show how African headwear communicated information about the wearer’s ethnic group, gender, age, marital status, social and economic status, military rank, role in the government, religious affiliation, and profession.

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