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Seg. 1: Hair And Identity | Seg. 2: Paul Henry Ramirez

Segment 1: Hair and Identity

How you wear your hair is part of your identity. We explore a growing movement to recognize that fact. 

Segment 2, beginning at 37:36: Paul Henry Ramirez

A new artist featured at the Kemper was inspired by a quote from R. Crosby Kemper Jr.: "Joy is to be surrounded by beauty." He has exhibited at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., where his papers have also been acquired by the Smithsonian Archive of American Art.

Correction: Paul Henry Ramirez's last name was originally left off of this post, and R. Crosby Kemper's quote was misattributed to Ramirez.

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