Historic Headwear

Whether you're a fan of art or just browsing through shops, it's hard to skip out on the unique African headdresses sitting in the window of any gallery. Created with wood and copper or from the skin of the pangolin, African headwear is a unique form of art that is still traditional in the countries throughout Africa. The Dallas Museum of Art's current exhibition, African Headwear: Beyond Fashion, includes significant work from the Lega, where a man wearing a hat made with elephant tails belongs to the highest level of association. African Headwear: Beyond Fashion is on display through January 1 at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission ranges from $5 to $10, with free admission for children under 12 and Dallas Museum of Art members. For more information, call 972-922-1200 or visit dallasmuseumofart.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Aug. 14. Continues through Jan. 1, 2011
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