Exhibits!

“THE GOLDEN AGE OF COUTURE: PARIS & LONDON 1947 – 1957”
Through September 12
The Frist Center [Nashville, TN]

This exhibit transports visitors to the most glamorous fashion houses of Paris and London in the years after WWII. It celebrates an important decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Christian Dior’s famous New Look in 1947 and ended with his death in 1957.

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“PATTERN, COSTUME AND ORNAMENT”
Through September 12
The Birmingham Museum of Art [Birmingham, AL]


Works by artists Fred Wilson, Odili Donald Odita, Jeff Donaldson, Carrie Mae Weems, and others will reveal how African-American artists incorporate design and decoration into their work for a variety of reasons. Among the works on view will be a Nick Cave Sound Suit, a beaded and sequined Haitianflag, AFRICOBRA founder Jeff Donaldson’s family portrait, and a Gee’s Bend quilt.

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“ART BY THE YARD: WOMEN DESIGN MID-CENTURY BRITAIN”
Through September 12
The Textile Museum [Washington DC]


This exhibit will showcase the work of groundbreaking women designers through the display of textiles together with preliminary drawings and collages, ceramics and period furniture. The art of textile design changed radically after World War II as Britain was transformed from a country devastated by war into an optimistic consumer society. Three women designers were pivotal in this artistic revolution: Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler. Incorporating dramatic saturated colors and bold motifs inspired by artists like Alexander Calder and Joan Miro, these young designers transformed the market by inspiring elegant yet affordable product lines that brought the world of contemporary art into everyone’s homes.

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

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