Coffee and Conversations | Mingei International Museum

In this talk, Emily Hanna, Mingei's Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator, will discuss the textiles on view in the exhibition "African by Design". Works in the exhibition include Ghanaian kente and adinkra cloth, raffia prestige cloths from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroonian ndop display cloth, and woolen tent furnishings from Sahelian cultures, among others. She will explore fabrication and dying techniques as well as symbolic meaning in the textiles.

About Emily Hanna

Emily is the Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at Mingei International Museum, where she has worked for a year and a half. During her career, she has curated over forty exhibitions, ranging from Haitian sequined textiles to Alabama folk art. She began her museum career as a doctoral fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and has held curatorial positions at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the High Museum of Art, and most recently the Birmingham Museum of Art.

RVSP Required | Space limited $15 non-members | $8 members | $10.00 Seniors


Kristi Ehrig-Burgess

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