Marit Dewhurst

Summer in South Africa

June 15, 2012 by maritd | Comments Off on Summer in South Africa

I’m off to South Africa to co-lead a two-week study abroad program on the role of museums, art, and cultural heritage in social change through Michigan Sate University.  Travel vicariously on our adventures in museums, community arts, and giraffe-spotting on the program blog.

Siyazama Book Launch

April 14, 2012 by maritd | Comments Off on Siyazama Book Launch

Almost ten years ago I stumbled over my broken Zulu through a series of interviews with an incredible group of artists from the Siyazama Project–a craft/economic development project focusing on HIV/AIDS education with women in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. After many years of dreaming about it, the book that Kate Wells, Marsha MacDowell, Kurt Dewhurst, and I worked so hard on is finally here.

For more information, check out the press releases and reviews.

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Publisher’s Blog and book launch report
Michigan State University Press Release
Traveling Exhibit Information
Buy it on Amazon!