Burlington City Arts

Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty

February 22, 2019 - June 9, 2019

1st floor, BCA Center
Artist Reception: Friday, February 22, 5-8 p.m.

Barbara Zucker’s Adorned: Hairstyles of an Ancient Dynasty features paintings and an installation of acrylic abstractions inspired by the stylized hairstyles of Tang dynasty tomb figures. Zucker is fascinated by the complex ways in which hair has been used by cultures to convey status, ethnicity, sexuality, and power throughout the world. Since the 1990s, the artist has explored the subject of hair in her sculpture – how it is shaped, removed, or adorned – to create perceptive, often humorous, observations on gender and culture.


BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council. With support from Farrell Distributing and Sugarsnap Catering.