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Events, Workshops and Symposia

2014 Events

Join the Western 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.

From the Street to the Catwalk, Cultural Influences on Contemporary Fashion

Western Region Symposium & Annual Business Meeting
Museum of Contemporary Crafts
Portland, OR
October 10-12, 2014

Friday at 4:00 PM PDT
Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday evening (optional) fashion show
Sunday (optional) post symposium tours

The Museum of Contemporary Craft will serve as our host venue for the weekend during the exciting week of Portland’s FashioNXT fashion shows. We’ll kick off the symposium with a Friday evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and fashion, followed by a day of presentations and delicious, locally-sourced gourmet lunch. Saturday evening presents the possibility of attending the closing show of FashioNXT. We’ll close out the weekend on Sunday with a day of casual tours of special highlights of Portland.

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Conservation and Collections: Art Conservation de Rigueur et Anoxia Abatement Solutions

Ankara print insect costumes from the 2012 film Mirror Mirror. The costumes belong to the Lynn Meinhart Collection. Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka.

July 19, 2014
San Francisco, CA

This is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at a Conservators studio. During our visit we will learn of the various techniques used to conserve and abate damage to textiles and art objects. In addition, the studio works with several private clients who have agreed to let us have an exclusive look at some of the pieces in their collections. These include historic baseball uniforms and costumes from The San Francisco Opera and Hollywood movies. Our expert guide and hostess for the day will be Elise Rousseau, owner and principal conservator.

Sign up now! Registration is limited. The deadline to register is July 12, 2014.

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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.


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