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Dishman features South African artist Mary Sibande

artLamar University’s Dishman Art Museum will host “Family Histories,” featuring murals by contemporary South African artist Mary Sibande. Exploring constructions of gender, class and race, the exhibition will run May 24 - Aug. 16, 2013. An opening reception will being at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 31.

Admission to the reception and exhibition is free.

Based in Johannesburg, Sibande employs the human form as a vehicle to explore the construction of identity in post-Apartheid South Africa. Her work also attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women, in our society.

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 1030 East Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas. Free museum-dedicated parking is available in front of the Dishman during museum hours.

Call (409) 880-8959 for more information or visit