Department of Art and Art History Calendar

CAAD presents lecture by Sonya Clark

hair in dreadlocks

Hair to There

Sonya Clark's artistic practice combines textiles with unexpected objects such as hair, combs, beads, and braided toyo straw to explore narratives related to African identity, material history and heritage. Her work is in the public collections of such institutions as The Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Canada, The Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, and the Musees d'Angers, France. Clark is the recipient of numerous awards including the Cranbrook Academy's first Distinguished Mid-Career Artist.

Presented by the Center for Art of Africa and its Diasporas