The Will to Adorn: Stories of African American Dress and Identity
- The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
- 111 Cedar Street
- Corning, NY 14830
- March 27, 2019 to March 27, 2019
- Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
Lecture by Diana N’Diaye, Cultural Specialist and Curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Styles created in African American communities inspire fashion and set trends that are embraced by people all over the world. The Will to Adornproject collects and shares autobiographies of African American style exemplars and artisans from cities across the nation, investigating the connections between dress and diverse cultural identities. It is an examination of styles that can be as local as the neighborhood barbershop and as global as the influence of hip-hop. Join Smithsonian Cultural Specialist and Curator, Diana N’Diaye, as she explores everyday dressing as an expression of creativity and heritage.