Imfundo, Impahla neBhayibheli (Education, Apparel, and the Bible) from The Self Portrait Project (2007/2013)

Nomusa Makhubu, South African, born 1984


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Archival digital print on 35 gsm Hanhnemule cotton photo museum paper


Image: 13 7/16 × 18 3/4 in. (34.1 × 47.6 cm)

Sheet: 16 9/16 × 23 7/16 in. (42 × 59.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Place Made: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


21st century

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Not on view


Signed, lower left, in graphite: NOMUSA MAKHUBU; inscribed, lower center, in graphite: IMFUNDO, IMPAHLA NEBHAYIBHELI (2013); inscribed, lower right, in graphite: AP

Course History

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection, Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

ARTH 17.2, AAAS 80.5, Twentieth-Century African Art , Ugochukwu Smooth Nzwei, Spring 2015

ANTH 55, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2021

ANTH 55.01, Anthropology of Global Health, Anne Sosin, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

Body Politics: Art and Fashion from South Africa, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2-May 12, 2019.

Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art, Friends Gallery/Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 16-March 13, 2016.


Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa; sold to present collection, 2014.

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