Hammonds House Museum welcomes Dandy Lion curator Shantrelle P. Lewis back to Atlanta for a discussion about her critically acclaimed book Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style and a book signing. Members Free. Non-Members $7. Books will be available in the Hammonds House Museum Gift Shop. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.
About the Book
Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bow tie, define the style of the new “dandy.” Described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion. But black dandyism itself is not new; originating in Enlightenment England’s slave culture, it has continued for generations in black cultures around the world. Now, set against the backdrop of hip-hop culture, this iteration of dandies is redefining what it means to be black, masculine, and fashionable.
About Shantrelle P. Lewis (Author)
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.