Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and HomeExhibition
With their stunning designs and bright colors, the objects in this exhibit are a feast for the eyes. On view are over 75 objects including gowns, quilts, men’s waistcoats, curtains and bed furnishings that range in date from the late 17th century into the 19th century.
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Our Hearts on Our SleevesExhibition
Examine Richmond’s longstanding infatuation with the arts as articulated through individual style and communal support of avant-garde fashion and fiber art. Like the murals that adorn the city’s buildings, textiles adorn citizen’s bodies uniting artistic expression with self-actualization, creativity with civic service, and traditional techniques with profound irreverence.
Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold ClothesExhibition
Anniversary exhibition showcases fifteen decades of fashion, inspiring Clevelanders and their wow—inducing style. Reconnect with the WRHS collection of show—stopping clothing and accessories made by Cleveland designers as well as international designers such as Dior, Blass, and Chanel. It takes bold people to pull off these looks. This exhibition presents the stories of Clevelanders who are immigrants, scholars, artists, philanthropists, and CEOs. From Ada Yerkes, who broke conventions to pursue a PhD in botany before 1900 to basketball legend LeBron James, they are inspiring and relatable.
Western Reserve Historical Society
Spectacular Gems and JewelryExhibition
For centuries, extraordinary gemstones have been the centerpieces of stunning jewelry made to adorn royalty, aristocracy, high society, and Hollywood stars. Over fifty pieces that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the greatest jewelry collectors of the twentieth century, will tell the story behind some of the remarkable stones and the jewelry into which they were transformed.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to DamaskExhibition
This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New LookExhibition
Showcases a variety of different looks that typified the whole span of the 1940s including uniforms, suits, underwear, outerwear, swimwear, and glamorous evening dresses.
Kent State University Museum
Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and RosesExhibition
Explore how Abraham Lincoln’s life and political career are reflected in unexpected ways through the popular medium of quilts.
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Opera: Passion, Power and PoliticsExhibition
Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, this immersive exhibition takes you on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Mon01Jan2018Sun01Apr2018New York City, New York
Mod New York: Fashion Takes a TripExhibition
Features more than 70 garments that trace the dramatic transformation in clothing between 1960 and 1973, not only in length and silhouette, but also in materials and methods of textile manufacture.
Dress of the Year 2017Exhibition
Dress of the Year 2017 is an ensemble from Dior’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection. It showcases the white cotton ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ print T-shirt, worn with a black wool jacket and black tulle skirt with black knitted underwear.
Tue23Jan20182:00 pm to 4:00 pmMontreal, Canada
A Century of Red River CoatsLecture
Cynthia Cooper, Costume and Textiles Curator at the McCord Museum, will discuss Red River coats also called Capuchin coats from their fur trade origins to their decline in popularity over a century later.
Sat10Feb201810:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.San Francisco, California
"African-Print Textiles in Ghana: 'Popular' Fashion Cosmopolitan Style"Lecture
This presentation will explore the ways in which historical and contemporary developments in African-print production, consumption, and style have been shaped and expressed in one of African-print fashion’s earliest and most enduring contexts, the ‘popular’ fashion system of southern Ghana.
1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.San Francisco, California
"Cosmopolitan Arabia: Exploring Cross-Cultural Encounters through Dress and Adornment"Lecture
Through rare examples of traditional dress and adornment, this lecture by Alex Aubry will explore centuries of cross-cultural encounters in the Arabian Peninsula.
Fri23Feb2018New York City, New York
Fashion and PhysiqueSymposium
The Museum at FIT is hosting this symposium in order to foster a dialogue about how the fashion industry has contributed to the marginalization of certain body types, and to shed new light on the work of designers, models, and activists who challenge what constitutes the "ideal" fashion body.
Fashion History Crash Course in ParisShort Course
Join Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Associate Professor, University of Alberta) in Paris, France, for a 6-day course is an immersion into the world of global textiles and apparel and the cultures from which they emerged.