Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
The Region VII Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions
of costume, lectures, and workshops. Dates of exhibitions
If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.
CSA-sponsored programs in the Southwestern Region: Southwestern Region "Events, Workshops and Symposia" page.
Costumes of the Americas Museum
Mitte Cultural Education Center
#5 Dean Porter Park, 501 Ringgold Stret, Brownsville, TX, 78520, USA
Viva los Centennarios!!!
The new exhibit at the Costumes of the Americas Museum celebrates the Bicentennial of Mexico's War of Independence and the Centennial of the 1910 Revolution, historic events which forged modern Mexico and had a great impact on the people's lifestyles, cultures and even styles of clothing.
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA
March 2, 2012, 6 - 8:30 PM
Since ancient time, manís epic journeys on the vast and powerful seas have inspired stories of distant lands and adventure. Sea legends of mermaids and undersea odysseys from Neptune to Captain Nemo merge reality and myth. By the mid 19th century, the British naval and merchant marine force was the largest in the world and sailors in crisp navy and white uniforms were heroic icons of masculinity. Historical seaside dress and contemporary resort wear often featured motifs that drew upon nautical themes, forming a timeless trend of romantic fashions reminiscent of another time and place.
This exhibition explores the far-reaching influence of the romance, colors and forms of
the sea on fashion design. Drawn from the Museumís extensive permanent collection
and private collections, The Sea features works by Prada, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel,
Christian Lacroix for Patou, Zandra Rhodes and Pauline TrigŤre among others.
Please see website for related programming: www.phxart.org.
Arizona Costume Institute at Phoenix Art Museum
2nd Wednesdays Luncheons and Lectures
Luncheons: 11:30 AM, $25 for ACI members, $30 for non-members
Lectures: 12:30 PM, free with museum admission
RSVP@arizonacostumeinstitute.com or phone 602-307-2011
Hollywood Costume: 100 Years of the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
March 14, 2012
Take a virtual tour with Deborah Landis of the upcoming exhibition Hollywood Costume: 100 Years of the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in October 2012.
Annual General Meeting
April 11, 2012
Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design, discusses Museum acquisitions and highlights and this seasonís exhibitions. Members elect officers for the Arizona Costume Institute Board of Directors.
May 9, 2012
Join us for afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, with tea specialist Jeffrey Hattrick. Details and pricing information for this exciting program are coming soon, so stay tuned. You wonít want to miss it!