(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability and abilityExhibition
This exhibit features more than 40 items including prostheses, hearing devices, and mobility devices aims to change the negative stigma associated with disability. The items featured in this exhibition are not for concealing, but rather, they were designed to be seen and shown off.
Kent State University Museum
Mon15Aug2016Mon20Feb2017New York, NY
The Secret Life of Textiles: Animal FibersExhibition
This installation features works of art made from the most important animal fibers—wool, hair, silk, and feathers—by numerous cultures throughout history and in different regions of the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fashions of Southern AfricaExhibition
This exhibit brings together the work of fashion designers currently active in South Africa and Namibia to showcase the ways that people in southern Africa dress, make clothes and think about fashion. The exhibition looks beyond a simple binary between “western fashion” and traditional African dress to see that there is original distinctive fashion in Africa.
Kent State University Museum
Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern GhanaExhibition
This exhibition features flags, uniforms and musical instruments relating to the visual and performance art of the Fante militias of the West African country of Ghana.
Royal Ontario Museum
You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970Exhibition
This exhibit explores the revolutionary spirit of the late 1960s and its impact as expressed through politics, music and fashion. This major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Fri07Oct2016Sat29Apr2017Washington, D. C.
“An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion after the RevolutionExhibition
The exhibition displays men’s and women’s clothing from 1780 to 1825 in a dozen period rooms throughout the museum. It considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume; on the one hand, Americans sought to be free from Europe, yet they still relied heavily on European manufacturing and materials.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Sun09Oct2016Sun12Mar2017New York, NY
Carpathian Echoes: Textile Materials and Technology in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania and UkraineExhibition
A cross-cultural exhibition in which traditional Romanian and Ukrainian textiles will be displayed side by side for the aesthetic appreciation of museum visitors and to deepen scholarly understanding. Includes common textile materials, technologies and costumes that were characteristic of the Carpathian Mountains in both Romania and Ukraine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Ukrainian Museum
Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of IndustryExhibition
The works in this exhibition demonstrate several modern approaches toward the design and production of velvet. Some of the velvets, including a colorful example designed by Gertrude Rapp in the mid-19th century, illustrate the way in which weavers recreated the look and feel of earlier velvets through careful reproduction of historical processes.
Art Institute of Chicago
Fri18Nov2016Sun05Feb2017New York, NY
Masterworks: Unpacking FashionExhibition
Features 60 significant acquisitions of the past 10 years and explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wed23Nov2016Sun05Feb2017Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Eyewear: Fashion with VisionExhibition
Few objects have had as immense a societal and personal impact as eyeglasses. In a fundamental way, this single object can transform individual lives, affect literacy, improve learning and, in doing so, impact entire nations. This exhibition explores eyewear as objects that serve a medical purpose and as a means to convey identity and status.
Human Ecology Gallery, University of Alberta
Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman CollectionExhibition
With over 600 items donated and the creation of an endowment that supports the care and research of the collection, Kelly Ellman’s contributions to the fashion design collection have been among the most significant in its history. This exhibit provides a unique look at fashion history through Ellman’s whimsical sensibility.
Phoenix Art Museum
Tue06Dec2016Tue16May2017New York, NY
Black Fashion DesignersExhibition
Explore the experiences of several generations of fashion designers of African descent from the 1950s to the present. The curators acknowledge the problem of using race as a lens through which to view fashion design. Yet because black designers have too often gone unrecognized and underrepresented, there is much to be learned from such an exhibition, about the challenges faced by black designers and how their experiences have changed over time.
The Museum at FIT
Sat11Feb20179:30 am to 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmWashington, D. C.
Costume Workshop: Pretty Little BagsWorkshop
Make your own reproduction friendship bags! In the collection of the DAR Museum are a group of little bags made of lightweight cotton and decorated with lovely little inked designs. Easy to assemble, fun to decorate and far less tedious than their embroidered counterparts, they might have been given as friendship tokens in the early 19th century. Join Angela Burnley, owner of Burnley & Trowbridge Company, as you make your own bags to keep or give to friends.
$45 per person; choose one of two sessions: morning (9:30-12:00) or afternoon (2:00-4:30)
Sat25Mar2017Washington, D. C.
An Agreeable SymposiumSymposium
Join the DAR Museum for a full day of speakers! The focus is on the late 18th and early 19th centuries, reflecting the current costume exhibit An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution. Topics including jewelry, men’s wear, African-American fashion influence, the textile industry, and the connection between politics and fashion.
Register here for the symposium, and here for the optional Friday evening reception featuring craft cider, live music, and exhibit tours.
Thu15Jun2017Wed21Jun2017Registration deadline: February 28, 2017Ames, IA
Innovative Forms Meet Engineered Textile Printing WorkshopWorkshop
Join us at Iowa State University for a one-week, exciting, hands on experience in subtraction cutting and pattern-making, as well as engineered textile design. Featured guest lecturers will be Julian Roberts, Heather Ujiie, and Hitoshi Ujiie. As a participant, you will get the chance to create a wearable art piece. This workshop will also present a research and mentoring opportunity with Dr. Eulanda Sanders. The cost of the workshop is $500.00 per participant, and the registration deadline is February 28, 2017.