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Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them.

This exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Supplemental exhibition curated by Dr. Gifty Benson and organized by The African Hospitals Foundation, Tulsa, OK.
Select programming made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard.

Image Credit: King’s Chair Dress Form, introduced in 1980, manufactured by Vlisco, Netherlands; Dutch Wax Block on cotton, 59 x 15 1/2 inches; Courtesy of Beatrice Benson Collection.

September 01 2018


Start: September 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

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