Join us for a unique adult workshop led by The Haas Brothers and The Haas Sisters of Monkeybiz. In 2014, The Haas Brothers began collaborating with Monkeybiz, a nonprofit income generating bead project who works with craftswomen from the Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town, South Africa. The bead artists lovingly call themselves “The Haas Sisters” and together they create the expressive, fantastical, and joyful Afreaks collection featured in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.
Take a peek inside The Haas Sisters’ astonishing craftsmanship and learn the basics of beading. Participants will create a special beaded project, exploring the color, joy, and spirit embodied in this rich tradition.
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by generous support from Edward and Helen Hintz and Madeleine Rudin Johnson.
Additional funding is provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, Margery and Edgar Masinter, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Ehrenkranz Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Rockwell Group, Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, and the Consulate General of Finland.