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Fezekile IV, Cincinnati from the series Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness)

Zanele Muholi (South African, born 1972). Fezekile IV, Cincinnati from the series Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness), 2016. Gelatin silver print, edition 8/8, 19 3/4 x 15 inches (50.2 x 38.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Pending Acquisition Funds, 2018 (P2018:8.1). © Zanele Muholi, courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, and Stevenson Gallery, Capetown and Johannesburg

Virtual Presentation Series for Educators: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? Spotlight on Zanele Muholi

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 ● 6:30 pm
7:15 pm

FREE for educators
Virtual Event

This presentation will focus on the artist Zanele Muholi, who is one of the most acclaimed photographers of today and who describes themself as a visual activist. Focusing on their works in the Albright-Knox's collection from the photograph series Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness), we’ll explore themes of identity, race, and activism and how they can inspire lesson plan development and artmaking.


Please register online. Once you register, you will receive an email with details on how to join this virtual program.

About the Series

In these free monthly presentations just for educators, we will explore contemporary artists from the Albright-Knox’s collection and public art projects for curriculum inspiration. Join School and Docent Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz for discussions on how contemporary artists are exploring what it means to be a citizen in the 21st century and how those themes might engage students in virtual and in-person learning. View All Series Dates

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