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Exhibitions Calendar

Mid-Atlantic Region (Region II)

Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Washington D.C.

The Region II Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions of costume, lectures and workshops. Please note dates of exhibitions may change. If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.

CSA-sponsored programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Mid-Atlantic Region "Events, Workshops and Symposia" page.

American Folk Art Museum
45 W. 53rd Street, New York, NY

9/11 National Tribute Quilt
On continuous view

The 9/11 National Tribute Quilt represents the response of the Steel Quilters of United States Steel Corporation to the events of September 11, 2001. This small quilt club conceived the monumental undertaking, ultimately receiving quilt blocks from all fifty states as well as Canada, Spain, Denmark, and Australia.

Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY, 11238-6099

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

The Fenimore Art Museum
5798 New York 80, Cooperstown, NY, 13326

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY, 10028-0198, USA

Charles James: Beyond Fashion
May 8 - August 10, 2014

The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute examines the career of legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978), and is presented in two locations—special exhibition galleries on the Museum's first floor and The Costume Institute's Anna Wintour Costume Center on the ground floor. It explores James's design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. The retrospective features approximately sixty-five of the most notable designs James produced over the course of his career, from the 1920s until his death in 1978.

The first-floor special exhibition galleries spotlight and analyze the resplendent glamour and breathtaking architecture of James's ball gowns. On view are fifteen dramatically lit, iconic James gowns including the "Clover Leaf," "Butterfly," "Tree," and "Swan" from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Analytical animations, text, x-rays, and vintage images tell the story of each gown's intricate construction and history.

The Anna Wintour Costume Center's Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery provides the technology and flexibility to dramatize James's craft. A pathway winds around a cruciform platform where the evolution and metamorphosis of James's day and evening wear are explored in four categories: Spirals & Wraps, Drapes & Folds, Platonic Form, and Anatomical Cut. Video animations focused on the most representative examples of his approach are shown on monitors, and live-feed cameras detailing the backs of garments are projected on the walls. The Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery displays ephemera from James's life and work, including drawings, pattern pieces, dress forms, jewelry maquettes, scrapbooks, and accessories.

Further information

Montgomery County Historical Society
111 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Year of the Hat

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY, 10029

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
27th at 7th Avenue NYC, New York, NY

Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2014
Gallery FIT
May 7 – 22, 2014

This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, and the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

The exhibition features work in seventeen areas of study - Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Communication Design, Computer Animation & Interactive Media, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Photography, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design.

The art selected is the culmination of each student’s unique experience in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s diverse, challenging, and demanding undergraduate Art & Design programs. Featuring juried, award winning, and thesis projects, this presentation is the manifestation of several years of research, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic proficiency.

The Graduating Student Exhibition advances the College’s applied philosophy that integrates practice in industry with theory and teaching inside the studio.

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National Gallery of Art
401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20565

National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

First Ladies at the Smithsonian,

Showcasing premier objects from the nearly century-old First Ladies Collection, this exhibition is divided into three main sections: the evolution of the First Ladies Collection, the tradition of the inaugural gown, and a first lady's contribution to the presidency and American society. On display are 14 dresses including those worn by Laura Bush, Grace Coolidge, Jackie Kennedy, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Helen Taft. The exhibition also features portraits, White House china, personal possessions and related objects from the Smithsonian's unique collection of first ladies' materials.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Costume and Textiles Galleries

The Museum's galleries of Costume and Textiles draw from one of the oldest and largest collections in the country.

Further Information

Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Maryland, 20737, USA
Contact: 301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544

Shippensburg University Fashion Archives
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257

The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20008-4088

University of Delaware

The Ukrainian Museum
203 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA

Ancient Rituals, Modern Interpretations

The ancient rituals associated with traditional Ukrainian weddings, and their unique interpretation in today's "traditional" weddings, are presented in this expansive exhibition at The Ukrainian Museum in New York, which opened on December 5, 2010.


CSA Mid-Atlantic Region member co-author

Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France