Celebration of Self: Women Creating Identity with Beads, Brushes & Dung

October 7, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMKC Student Union, Room 302


Since 1996, the center of creative focus for UMKC Professor of Fine Art and Black Studies, Adrienne Walker Hoard, M.F.A., Ed.D., has been the majestic artistry of the Ndzundza Ndebele women of South Africa. For over two decades, Dr. Hoard has documented the transitions in daily life rituals for these families. Ndebele intuitive creators have maintained their cultural heritage and indigenous identity through the continued creation of colorful symbolic patterns, which speak to their nation. Come out and view one woman’s story of the artistic progression among South African artists.

This special event is part of UMKC’s Founders Week and Black Alumni Reunion Weekend. It is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, your reservation is requested.

Sponsored by: UMKC Alumni Association, Black Alumni Weekend Committee & University Libraries
Contact: UMKC Alumni Office: Kathryn Houston at