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Fashion on Film Series: Bangaologia: The Science of Style

Sat, March 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This five-part film series, presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, considers the role of fashion in modern society and takes an in-depth look at some of the industry’s most influential tastemakers.

  • Friday, March 2, 6:30 pm: The Legacy of Alexander McQueen
  • Saturday, March 3, 2 pm: Bangaologia: The Science of Style
  • Saturday, April 7, 2 pm: Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
  • Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm: The First Monday in May
  • Friday, May 18, 9:30 pm: The September Issue


The African continent has always been a place that evokes a deep sense of wonder and fantasy. It is naturally diverse, with a vast array of people, cultures, and natural beauty. Being the home to ancient civilizations, it is considered the “birthplace of humanity.” But could it also be the birthplace of style? Africans and their cultures are inspiring the aesthetic world today more than ever. From the runways of the world to the meccas of visual art, there is an undeniable presence of African influence and a growing number of African trendsetters. Bangaologia sets out to explore the reason behind the recent growth of the African aesthetic in the world. (2016 | 1 hour, 25 minutes)


Watch the trailer for Bangaologia: The Science of Style:


Sat, March 3rd, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM