november, 2018

15nov(nov 15)12:30 pm(nov 15)12:30 pmFeaturedGallery Talk with Mukhtara Yusuf

an example image from the event

Event Details

Join us for this special public program in conjunction with our exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design.  Artist and designer Mukhtara Yusuf will discuss “Africa and Materiality” through works in Making Africa, highlighting issues of conspicuous consumption and alternative use, and contextualizing these works within the history of African functional objects. This event will take place within the exhibition in our Butler gallery space.

Admission is free on Thursdays.  The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.


mukhtara yusuf is a yoruba-nigerian-muslim visual artist/scholar, cultural activist and designer. her work focuses on decolonizing design, sustainability, alternative economies and design in the global south.

her creative art practice explores links between issues of trauma, black mental health, and afrofuturism by exploring larger conceptual motifs of colonial time, indigenous epistemology and material counter memory.

other themes in her work, through scholarly research, curation, and activism include afro-islamic identity marginalization, queerness, and african urban landscapes.

key concerns in her work are  black speculative design pedagogy, urban design and environmentalism; african design infrastructures, collaborative design, and issues of social capital and value.


(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

2 Responses

  1. LoLo McCleary says:

    I attended this gallery talked today and it was wonderful however it was only 30 minutes long. I had really hoped for and our talk through the exhibit.

    • Lizabel Stella says:

      Hi LoLo, thank you for your message. This particular gallery talk was in conjunction with some special programming planned around the exhibition with guest speakers. We have specific public tours that you might be more interested in. If you visiting our Page you will see dates listed for our “Public Tours” which focus on a more general overview of the exhibition.

      We hope you can come back for more events!

      Best Wishes

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