Below is a list of some current exhibits to check out around 
the country which I gathered from the Costume Society of America.


PRICKED: EXTREME EMBROIDERY Through April 27 at the Museum of Art and Design [New York City]; This exhibit will explore how centuries-old handcraft traditions are rejuvenated in the mainstream of contemporary art and design, with works from an international mix of men and women. For details visit: http://www.madmuseum.org/

THE FABRIC OF CULTURES: FASHION, IDENTITY, GLOBALIZATION Through April 27 at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art [San Francisco, CA]; This exhibit of 30+ global garments and textiles illuminates the interplay between cultural and personal identity and the global influence of culture and ethnicity on fashion. Examples range from ancient Peruvian textiles to contemporary Mexican fashions. For details visit: http://www.mocfa.org/exhibitions/index.htm

HALSTON: A FAMILY REMEMBRANCE OF AN EVANSVILLE ORIGINAL Through May 4 at the Evansville Museum [Evansville, IN]; This exhibit will feature examples of daywear and eveningwear designed by Halston, including gowns worn for two family weddings. For details visit: http://www.emuseum.org/art/art.html

EXOTICISM Through May 7, at FIT [New York City]; This exhibit will display 18th and 19th-century fashions and textiles, highlighting the influence of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and North African styles. It surveys 250 years of exoticism in fashion, from the age of colonialism to the rise of multiculturalism and globalization. For details visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/aspx/Content.aspx?menu=FutureGlobal:Museum

ATTIRE FROM THE 1820s TO THE EARLY 1900s Through May 11 at The Centre Hill Museum [Petersburg, VA]; This exhibit will display men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and fashion accessories in the mansion’s period room settings. For details visit: http://www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/cntrhill.htm EVOLUTION /

REVOLUTION: ARTS AND CRAFTS IN CONTEMPORARY FASHION AND TEXTILES Through June 15 at the RISD Museum [Providence, RI]; This exhibit will explore ways in which fashion and textiles are a reflection of changing attitudes about design and consumption. For details visit: http://www.risd.edu/museum_exhibitions.cfm?type=museum&onview=museum_onview_111.cfm

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