Current Exhibit

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

May 17 – June 16, 2019

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. This exhibit traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them. The exhibition opens May 17, 2019 and will remain on display until June 16, 2019

The history of the African wax print is a history paved along colonial trade routes and globalization in the postcolonial era. Though not originally African, these textiles have become ingrained in African culture and society, and are loved and identified as their own.

To celebrate the opening of this new exhibit, the Temecula Valley Museum will be hosting a free event on May 25, 2019. At 11:00 am, textile artist, Allyson Allen, will host a trunk show and offer insight into her pieces inspired by African and American history. At 12:30pm, members of Dream Shapers will be performing an exciting African Drum and Dance show.

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