The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is debuting a new exhibit to kick off summer. Beginning June 14, Don't Touch My Crown will be on display at the MTCC through Aug. 31.
This exhibit will explore the history and culture surrounding African American hair while featuring the work of guest curator Stephanie Sims.
"Hair has become symbolic of African Americans’ struggle to define who they are in corporate America, society and in their own culture," the MTCC website says. "With the natural hair movement on the rise, various blogs, websites and applications are dedicated to focusing on the proper care and versatility. 'Going natural' ushered the opportunity for African American women to reconnect with their natural roots."
Don't Touch My Crown will open with a reception including refreshments and live music by Off the Cuff. The night will also serve as the launch of the MTCC's hairstyle photo contest, wherein finalists will compete in a juried hair show at the museum in August.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and admission is free.