Cornell University

Symposium: Untangling Roots of Identity

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Johnson Museum of Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Organized by the History of Art Majors’ Society, this symposium will focus on hair as an artistic medium and mediator of individual self-expression, communal conformity, religious identity, and gender distinctions and ambiguity. Scheduled presentations by Cornell faculty members will address hair’s place in contemporary African American culture, “magical hair” in postcolonial India, proper and polluting body hair in early modern Europe, the materiality and sensuality of hair in Southeast Asia, and hair as artistic subject.

Event Type

Special Event


Johnson Museum of Art






Contact Phone

607 255-6464

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