Exhibits! Exhibits!

minismaxismodexhibitonnewsimage.jpgTEXTILE HEIRLOOMS FROM THE INDUS VALLEY” Through May 11 at the Worcester Art Museum [Worcester, MA], 19th and 20th century embroidered garments and functional textile objects handmade by women of ethnic and cultural groups living near the Indus River lifeline [in present-day Pakistan, western India and southeastern Afghanistan] will be displayed. Web SiteMAKING A SPLASH: AMERICAN BEACH FASHIONS, 1850 – 1920” Through July 13 at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art [Hartford, CT], this exhibit will display original costumes, period photographs, and prints to explore fashions worn at the American seaside in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. It will examine the roots of American bathing costumes in reform dress, for water cures and private exercise, and exploring the beach as a setting for relaxation, public recreation and the promenading the latest fashions. Web SiteYVES SAINT LAURENT” Through September 28 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts [Quebec, Montreal, Canada], this exhibit will spotlight the 40 years of the Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture house. With some 150 accessorized designs, the exhibition will also feature drawings, photographs and videos. Web SiteEXTRAORDINARY COSTUMES FROM FILM AND TELEVISION” Through May 18 at the Oshkosh Public Museum [Oshkosh, WI],”Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television” will include 19 costumes from popular adventure and science fiction Hollywood blockbusters. Web SiteTHE MANY CULTURES OF NORTH AFRICA” Through May 18, “Between the Sea and the Desert: the Many Culture of North Africa” showcases the Textile Museum’s [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] rich and diverse Northwest African collection of rugs, shawls and garments for the first time. Web SiteTREASURES FROM THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM” Through May 31 at the Bata Shoe Museum [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], “Chronicles of Riches: Treasures from the Bata Shoe Museum” will display the contents of the Museum’s storage vaults for a rare view of exceptional artifacts. Web SiteSEMINOLE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA: SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS” Through June 1 at the Museum of Florida History [Tallahassee,FL], this exhibit will provide a glimpse into Seminole history, culture, and artistic traditions from the mid-1850s to the present, including 150+ artifacts, historical photographs, colorful graphics, a recreation of an early 20th century trading post and a traditional Seminole dwelling. Web SiteTHE HIGH STYLE OF DOROTHY DRAPER” Through June 23 at the Museum of Art [Fort Lauderdale, FL], this exhibit examines the life and career of the American interior designer whose outsized personality, extravagant designs and business sense made her one of the most influential tastemakers and powerful design magnates of the mid-20th century. This retrospective features rarely seen drawings, sample books, vintage photographs, furnishings, and products from some of her most famous projects. Web SiteINDIAN JEWELRY FROM THE SUSAN L. BENINGSON COLLECTION” Through May 11 at the Phoenix Art Museum [Phoenix, AZ], “When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection” will showcase Indian jewelry from the 17th to 19th centuries. Primarily from south India and made of gold, the works include rings, anklets, hair pendants, jeweled crowns, ivory combs and a gold throne. Web SiteMINIS, MAXIS AND MODS” Through May 16 at Fashion on Main at the University of North Texas [Dallas, TX], the Texas Fashion Collection at the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design presents this free exhibition of ready-to-wear and designer clothing from 1965 to 1975. Web Site

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