Exhibits!

“ELEMENTS OF STYLE: FASHION AND FORM AT THE BEINECKE”
Through March 27

Yale University [New Haven, CT]

This exhibit pays homage to Strunk and White’s classic grammar primer, “The Elements of Style,” first published 50 years ago, and considers the idea of style as it relates to sartorial expression and prose/poetic form — the role of clothing and design in literature and everyday life, and the artful way in which words appear upon the page. “Elements of Style” highlights literary artifacts such as Gertrude Stein’s embroidered waistcoats and Muriel Draper’s hats, while it also draws attention to the evocative relationship between text and texture, fabric and paper, as well as the book artist’s continued fascination with sewing and the decorative arts.

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“OUR FACE FOR THE WORLD: THE CLOTHING OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH MONROE”
Through March 31

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library [Fredericksburg, VA]

This exhibit highlights how the Monroes used fashion: it was the good impression that the Monroes made at the French court, where fashion and image was everything, that allowed the United States to retain France as a powerful ally and eventually to complete the Louisiana Purchase. Appearance was important at home, as well: the Monroe family had to change their style to fit the American view of what a statesman and President should be. It was their public appearance during the Monroe Administration that created the presidential image that we still have today. Everything from the suit that James Monroe wore during the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase to Elizabeth Monroe’s wedding gown will be on display.

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“LACE IN TRANSLATION”
Through April 3

The Design Center at Philadelphia University [Philadelphia, PA]


These European and Canadian art/design teams explored
the historic Quaker Lace Company collection of The Design Center at
Philadelphia University for inspiration, and were commissioned to create
new, site-specific works for installation in the Center’s galleries and on
its adjoining grounds.

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*Thank you to the Costume Society of America for this information.

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