Gallery Talk with Mukhtara Yusuf
Join us for this special public program in conjunction with our exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design. Artist and designer Mukhtara Yusuf will discuss “Africa and Materiality” through works in Making Africa, highlighting issues of conspicuous consumption and alternative use, and contextualizing these works within the history of African functional objects. Mukhtara Yusuf is a yoruba-nigerian-muslim visual artist/scholar, cultural activist and designer. her work focuses on decolonizing design, sustainability, alternative economies and design in the global south. This event will take place within the exhibition in our Butler gallery space.
Admission is free on Thursdays. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.