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Region of CSA today and you will get discounts on each of these amazing
events. For more information on these programs or to submit program
ideas, contact Mary Gibson.
The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990
de Young Museum
January 11, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Sautoir, 1969. Platinum with sapphires and diamonds. Chain, Pendant/Brooch. Formerly in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor. Bulgari Heritage Collection. copyright Barrella Studio Orizzonte.
This exhibition presents approximately 150 show-stopping pieces from this era, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives. The exhibition takes a decade-by-decade look at Bulgariís innovations in jewelry design with a particular focus on important American clients and on several striking pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection. We will enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the exhibit, followed by lunch. At 1:00 p.m., there is an opportunity to attend a public lecture on the exhibit. There is a bonus surprise still in development to make this a full day at the museum.
Western Costume and FIDM Museum & Galleries
Late March-April 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Legendary Western Costume is one of the oldest and largest costume companies in the world. It is so integral to Hollywood film and TV production that it’s impossible to conceive of Hollywood existing without Western Costume. We will have a special tour of the facilities guided by Bobi Garland, head of the Research Library.
To complement our immersion into the world of Hollywood costume, we will have a meet up in the afternoon to view the 22nd Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition at FIDM Museum & Galleries. Gallery assistant and CSA member Meghan Hanson has agreed to lead an informal tour of the exhibit. Since its inception in 1992, the exhibition has annually honored the incredible creativity of costume designers in the film industry.
Northern Area CSA
Our third event for 2014 is still in development. We are working on a visit to a textile conservator's studio and a viewing of a private collection.
Kimono for a Modern Age, 1900-1960
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
September 6, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
This exhibition features more than 30 robes that reflect the rapidly changing cultural conditions in Japan during the first half of the 20th century. A majority of the garments on display are made from a type of silk plain-weave fabric known as meisen (‘mā-sen). Produced of machine-reeled silk, stencil dyed with imported synthetic dyes prior to being woven into cloth, meisen kimono often incorporated vividly-colored designs inspired by modern aesthetics and Western art movements.
Sharon S. Takeda, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles, will present a fully illustrated lecture in LACMA’s Brown Auditorium followed by a self-guided tour of the exhibition in the Pavilion for Japanese Art.
From the Street to the Catwalk, Cultural Influences on Contemporary Fashion
Western Region Symposium & Annual Business Meeting
Check back for a call for papers and symposium details.