Cultural Capital: Hair Love

See the animated short film Hair Love and hear from the film's writer and director.

Join us for a screening of the Oscar-winning, animated short film Hair Love (7 min.), followed by a conversation with the film’s writer and director, Matthew Cherry, illustrator, Vashti Harrison, and producer, Monica Young. Hair Love centers around the relationship between an African American father, Stephen, his daughter, Zuri, and her hair. This story was born out of a lack of representation in mainstream animated projects and a desire to promote hair love amongst young men and women of color.

Following the conversation, enjoy a small reception and book signing with Cherry and Harrison; copies of the Hair Love children’s book will be available for purchase.


SOLD OUT. Seating is limited and registration does not guarantee your seat(s). Registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Open seats will be given to guests on standby beginning at 3:55 p.m.

This Cultural Capital program is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in partnership with District of FashionThe Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID), HedRush, Nubian Hueman, and VIPSocio.

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