AFROS, A Celebration of Natural Hair opens: April 27

| April 26, 2013

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Museum of Art opened the spring exhibition season with a contemporary photography exhibit that documents the rising popularity of natural hair styles, especially the Afro, by Brooklyn photographer and author Michael July. July launched the initial project on, raising more than $20,000 to print and distribute a 450-page coffee table book chronicling the evolution of the Afro in America. The original photographs, never before printed for gallery display, are on display April 27 through June 9 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

For a sneak preview of the exhibit before its official open date, the public is invited to the Spring Party on April 26 from 6-9pm. For pricing information, visit or call 422.6467.

Michael July’s book AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair will be for sale in the FWMoA’s Paradigm Gallery beginning April 27 for $44.95.

General admission is free for FWMoA members, $7 adults, $5 students and seniors, and $12 for families. Admission is free for everyone on Thursdays 5-8pm and Sundays 12-5pm. Veterans, active military personnel, and their families receive free general admission. FWMoA gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-6pm, Thursdays 10-8pm, and Sundays 12-5pm.

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