Health, Hair and Heritage
Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
June 7, 2013, 6:30–9 p.m.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
International Gallery, Sublevel 3
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, D.C.
Join panelists Diana N’Diaye, Monte O. Harris, Karen E. Milbourne, and Gina Paige for an engaging and thoughtful conversation about contemporary hair, health, and beauty in relation to the heritage and history of Africa.
RECEPTION: 8 p.m.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART, PAVILION
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
HAIR MODELS PROVIDED BY
Camille Robbins Reed of Noire Salon
Diana N’Diaye, Ph.D. (moderator),
is the curator of Will to Adorn, one of the themes of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival; she also designs hair adornments.
Monte O. Harris, M.D., is an internationally recognized plastic surgeon who lectures on the role of hair in perceptions of beauty and identity.
Karen E. Milbourne, Ph.D., is a curator at the National Museum of African Art.
Gina M. Paige, is president and co-founder of Africanancestry.com.
HEALTH, HAIR AND HERITAGE GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
Kamal Ali & Ben’s Chili Bowl
Anacostia Art Gallery
J.R. Clark, Esq.
Do Good H.A.I.R. Project
Leftwich & Ludaway
Ben Soto & Premium Title LLC
When & Where
National Museum of African Art
The event has proven wildly popular and unfortunately we had very few seats available to the waitlist. In order to accommodate the interest in this event we have a live webcast. At 6:30 PM on June 7 we will have the event available to view at:
We will also be live tweeting #HairandNMAfA. If you aren’t already a follower, get on it! https://twitter.com/NMAfA
After the event the discussion will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
This event also promotes our Membership Program. As they say, “membership has its privileges” our members got notice of this event one day before the public. They receive special access to some events, discount tickets to Africa Underground, and special tours. We recently spent a day in the Big Apple including lunch at the Red Rooster. On Saturday, members will visit a private art collection. If you want this special access join today http://africa.si.edu/cgi-bin/membership.pl !
Colleen S. Morith