The Brooklyn Museum welcomed it’s 1 millionth visitor to it’s Target First Saturdays. Target sponsors many free events in cultural institutions across the city and the Brooklyn Museum’ First Saturday is a great way to spend some time soaking up the arts and engage in lively, timely cultural discussions all for free. This Saturday there was a presentation for Michael July’s coffee table book, “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair”. The event was hosted by the fabulously candid, Micheala Angela Davis and the extremely funny, Malik Yoba. He is an actor but may have been a comic in his former life. Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks, a popular natural hair salon in Brooklyn, curated a natural hair show.
Michaela Angela Davis and Malik Yoba were the evening’s hosts. They presented Michael July’s “Afros”.
Anu of Khamit Kinks curated a hair show with three natural hair models.
Anu’s gifted stylist, who hails from Senegal, created 3 unique styles for the models.
The venue was full and the natural hairstyles were beyond fabulous.
The ladies were styled to perfection.
Momma afros and baby afros.
TWAs on display.
There were also lovers who shared a passion for natural hair.
Locks were styled in intricate updos.
The fellas also came out in droves. They too represented in stylish ways.
It is the museum after all so you cannot forget about the arts. I got the chance to check out a great Civil Rights exhibit.
You cannot forget about the art.
“Witness: Arts and Civil Rights in the 60s”. #Activism
This year is the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This exhibit reminds us of the way things are and the way they used to be.