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Abstract

“Hair in African Art and Culture” is a traveling exhibition organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Guest curator Roy Sieber and the museum's Director of Exhibitions, Frank Herreman, have brought together more than 170 objects from collections around the world to illustrate the significance of hair in African society. After its initial presentation in New York (February 9-May 28, 2000), the exhibition began a national tour, whose venues include the Apex Museum, Atlanta (June 25-August 20, 2000); the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University (October 4-December 31, 2000); the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit (February 8-April 15, 2001); and the California African-American Museum, Los Angeles (May 26-August 15, 2001). The tour is sponsored by the Colgate-Palmolive Company. The exhibition catalogue, edited by Sieber and Herreman, includes essays by eleven additional contributors (192 pp., 129 b/w & 164 color illustrations, notes, bibliography). It is available for $38 softcover and $68 hardcover from the Museum for African Art and (hardcover only) from Prestel Verlag (New York, London, Munich). The text in this article is drawn from the publication.