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Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance

Tuesday, February 8, 6:30 - 9 pm

Join us to celebrate the powerful exhibition Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance, featuring new works by renowned visual activist, photographer, and Gardner Artist-in-Residence, Zanele Muholi. 

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The Evening Will Include


Exhibition Preview

Performance by Castle of Our Skins
of a specially commissioned composition by Bongani Ndodana-Breen

Curatorial insights from co-curators
theo tyson
Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pieranna Cavalchini
Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art

Remarks by Peggy Fogelman
Norma Jean Calderwood Director


Free for all Friends of Fenway Court Patrons.  Email us at to reserve your place.

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Featured image: Zanele Muholi, Bona III, ISGM, Boston, 2019. (detail) Photograph, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town/Johannesburg

Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance is supported by the Abrams Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Wagner Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. The Media Partner is WBUR.

The Artist-in-Residence program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. 

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.