Exhibits!

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1.)
“WORKSHOP MISSONI: DARING TO BE DIFFERENT”
Through September 20
Estorick Collection
London, England

This exhibit includes 20+ outfits spanning the first 40 years of the long-standing collaboration between the husband and wife team of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. The Missonis’ designs were inspired both by the natural environment and by their own collection of art from Europe’s Modernist era including the work of Tancredi, Sonia Delaunay, Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini, whose dynamic images of dancers reveal close parallels with the geometric patterns of Missoni fabrics.

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2.)
“XY”
Through October 5
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

This exhibit explores the many and complex meanings of manhood with 6 exhibition sections: “Forever Young,” “Naked,” “The Clothes Make the Man,” “Work Hard; Play Harder,” “Degrees of Desire,” and “Man Enough.” For sociologist R.W. Connell, author of the highly influential gender studies classic Masculinities (1995) male behavior is informed by what she characterized as “hegemonic masculinity.” This is a culturally accepted or normative ideal of male behavior that is calculated to guarantee the dominant position of some men over others and the subordination of women.

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This material was gathered from the Costume Society of America e-news. Thank you!

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