Our Previous Exhibition: Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance

Missed Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance? Shop the exhibition below and visit the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade located on the outside of the Gardner Museum’s New Wing to see Zanele Muholi's Qhamukile, Mauritiuson view until June 1st!

Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance explores the life and work of internationally renowned photographer and visual activist Sir Zanele Muholi (b. South Africa). For a decade, Muholi, who uses they/them/their pronouns, has documented South Africa’s Black LGBTQIA+ community. Through their visual archive of representation, the artist captures intimate expressions of beauty, vulnerability, love, loss, and belonging, while simultaneously confronting issues of identity politics, selfhood, and Black queer. 

The Shop's collection of gifts reflects the themes of Being Muholi as well as Muholi's work as a whole. We've selected books that feature black contemporary art and artists, and curated gifts encouraging a more inclusive feature. Our featured gifts inspired by Muholi's exhibit come from Eve and Nico, a business whose roots are ingrained in empowering craftswomen and preserving the histories of Southern and Eastern African tribes.