12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Noon Talk: Contextualizing Somali Jewelry


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Wednesday, February 12, 12:15–1:00 p.m.
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Somali women wore elaborate jewelry crafted from an array of imported objects. This lecture by Heather Marie Akou, associate professor of design, will focus on the social and economic conditions that led to the use of this jewelry, how some of it ended up in the collection of the IU Art Museum, and how it compares to jewelry from other nomadic groups in East Africa such as the Maasai.

Cost: Admission is always free.

For more information contact:

Katherine Pashcal
(812)855-9647
[email protected]

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