Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
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.
Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
1776 D Street NW,
Washington, DC 20006
Fashioning the New Woman
October 5, 2012 – August 31, 2013
This exhibition looks at fashions of the turn of the 20th century
(1890-1920), from the last years of the bustle to the flapper era. The
revolution that took place in women’s styles at this time reflected
enormous changes in women’s lives. American women were taking on many
new roles and activities, and fashion had to follow. The New Woman was
a new stereotype named about 1890, representing growing numbers of
women engaging in athletic sports, seeking higher education and even
careers, taking white-collar office jobs, and pursing other activities
outside the “domestic sphere” where society told them they belonged.
Active lives required more practical clothes than the many-layered,
heavily draped outfits of the late Victorian lady. College life, the
office worker or “business girl,” Red Cross workers of World War One,
and the suffrage movement will all be examined in the exhibit. Sports
clothing, including a sidesaddle riding habit and later jodhpur
outfit, automobile duster with goggles, swimsuits, golf and tennis
outfits, and a divided skirt for bicycling, will also be displayed.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York, NY, 10028-0198, USA
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
February 26 - May 27, 2013
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity presents a revealing look at the role of
fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings,
seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints,
highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s
to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world.
PUNK: Chaos to Couture
May 9 – August 14, 2013
The Met's spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture,
will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through
its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women,
the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how
haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.
Montgomery County Historical Society
111 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
Year of the Hat
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
27th at 7th Avenue NYC,
New York, NY
Fashion & Technology
December 4, 2012 – May 8, 2013
Fashion & Technology will examine how, throughout history, fashion has engaged with technological advancement and been altered by it. Time and again, fashion’s dynamic relationship with technology has both expanded its aesthetic vocabulary and streamlined its means of production.
In recent years, designers have made technology a focal point of their collections, but as early as the mid-18th century, technological advancements were shaping fashion design and fabrication. The development of aniline dyes, the sewing machine, synthetic fibers, and zippers have all sent fashion in new directions. More recently, so have wireless circuitry and the creation of fashion design software. Technologies outside of the fashion industry also contribute to change within it. These include global transportation, the internet, blogging, online retailing, and the increased speed of global communication through digital platforms and social-media outlets.
The goal of this exhibition is to analyze the impact of technologies on the nature of fashion and its design, and to question whether these developments push the industry forward or ultimately set it back.
February 8 – April 13, 2013
Shoe Obsession examines our culture’s ever-growing fascination with extravagant and
fashionable shoes. Accessories used to be just that—secondary to clothing fashions. Today, however, shoes
have become the main fashion story, replacing the “It bag” as the most desirable accessory. High-heeled
shoes—the fashion shoes of the 21st century—have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered “low.”
Shoe Obsession features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century,
highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned
shoes at the height of fashion.
For More information see http://fitnyc.edu/13787.asp
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
Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection
Through March 10, 2013
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ronaldus Shamask (American, born Netherlands 1945) burst onto the runway with thoughtfully spare, minimalist works during a time of buoyant excess. Disregarding trends, Shamask drew on his background in illustration, architecture, theater, and dance as well as collaborations with choreographers and artists to create a timeless body of work that paved the way for the minimalist fashions of today.
Costume and Textiles Galleries
The Museum's galleries of Costume and Textiles draw from one of the oldest and largest collections in the country.
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Maryland, 20737, USA
Contact: 301-864-0420; TTY 301-699-2544
Saturday March 23, 8 pm
Our costume historian shows you how to use modern tailoring techniques to construct
a civilian man's Federal/Regency style tailcoat. Pre-workshop instructions will be sent so you can come
ready to work.
Advance payment required by March 18.
Cost: Resident $10; Non-Resident $12, Age: 18 and up
Shippensburg University Fashion Archives
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Scaasi Virtual Exhibition
The show will feature the work of legendary American fashion designer Arnold Scaasi. Please note that this will be a virtual exhibit available for viewing on the website only.
University of Delaware
Common Threads: A History of Fashion through a Woman’s Eyes
February 6 - June 28, 2013
Common Threads: A History of Fashion through a Woman’s Eyes
Saturday, April 6, 2013 9am – 5:30pm
Location: Trabant University Center Theater 9-4 pm and Old College Gallery (4-5:30 pm), University of Delaware
The symposium is open to the public free of charge. For registration: firstname.lastname@example.org , (302) 831-8709
This program is funded by a grant from the University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center.
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.