Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost: Included with admission/members free
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The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality firstname.lastname@example.org (360)778-8930 Event Categories:
The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality presents 89 hats and headdresses carefully selected from a private collection of more than 1300 extraordinary pieces of international head-wear.
This exhibition features hats from 42 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, and is a tribute to the stunning diversity of the world’s cultures. With a few exceptions, the pieces are from the mid-to-late 20th century, and many are still worn today in parts of the world for revelry, ritual, and the rhythms of everyday life. The Museum will also present a variety of headwear from its permanent collection in conjunction with this collection, including Northwest Coast cedar bark hats.
Organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, and independent curator Stacey W. Miller.