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Programs & Exhibitions

Programming & exhibitions featuring PPL's special and historical collections, impactful educational programs, and engaging community experiences and events.

HairBrained: 2018 Program & Exhibition Series

The HairBrained exhibition will focus on hairstyles throughout history—braids, curls, facial hair, wigs—and the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency, and politics. Exhibition materials will include books, prints, magazines, and photographs from PPL’s Special Collections. Items will be on display from March - June 2018.

Inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, our series of cultural programs and educational activities for all ages explores how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned, and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago 'til today.

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