Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Presented by The Dayton Art Institute

Venue: Dayton Art Institute

City: Dayton

The DAI's summer special exhibition, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence,showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango ("cloth"), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ubuhle means "beauty" in the Xhosa and Zulu languages, and it describes the shimmering quality of light on glass that has a particular spiritual significance for the Xhosa people. The black fabric on which the Ubuhle women work is reminiscent of the Xhosa headscarves and skirts which many of them grew up wearing. Using skills handed down through generations, and working in their own unique style - "directly from the soul," according to artist Ntombephi Ntobela - the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. The Dayton Art Institute is the first venue for this exciting new touring exhibition! Admission: Museum Members: Free Adults: $14 Seniors (60+): $11 Students (18+ w/ID): $11 Active Military: $11 Groups (10 or more): $11 Youth (ages 7-17): $6 Children (6 & under): Free (Prices include admission to the special exhibition and the museum's permanent collection.)
  • June 28, 2017 – September 10, 2017
  • Fri Aug 18 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 19 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 20 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 23 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 24 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 25 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Aug 26 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Aug 27 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 30 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Aug 31 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 01 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 02 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 03 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Sep 06 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Sep 07 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Sep 08 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Sep 09 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Sep 10 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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