FRESH TALK: Accessory to Action—Adorning Wakanda
Join us for FRESH TALK on the aesthetics of gender equity.
As Marvel Comics’ first licensed jewelry designer, Douriean Fletcher created the power-packed accessories for the blockbuster film Black Panther (2018). The Afro-futurist-inspired design propelled audiences into a world where power and gender roles were based on expertise and ability.
With the jewelry in a starring role, Fletcher created looks that reflected gender equity in Wakandan society. Join us for a conversation that explores how we communicate gender, power, and expertise through adornment.
• Douriean Fletcher, artist and jeweler
• In conversation with: Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and Co-Director of the Estate Little Princess Archaeology Project
Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.
Required. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and Catalyst cocktail hour. Program will be live-streamed at nmwa.org/freshtalk4change.
This event will have an American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation option. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the event.
FRESH TALK is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative.