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Special Event

Fashion Night: Modern Black Dandies

Thursday, June 1

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY


Join the Brooklyn Museum and Aperture Foundation for a night of fashion, film, and music in celebration of the art and style of black dandies, men of African descent who use fashion to define and inhabit a proud, radically independent public persona. The event is organized in honor of author Shantrelle P. Lewis’s new book, Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style.

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Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Lewis has curated exhibitions for several institutions including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.


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Fashion Night: Modern Black Dandies