Ongoing Exhibits!

LIVING WITH HURRICANES: KATRINA AND BEYOND
The Louisiana State Museum [New Orleans, LA]

Blue tarp kimono, Lundi Gras fashion show, Riverfront/New Orleans, February 2006

Remembrance will be showcased during the 5th anniversary year of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The exhibition tells the stories of real people affected by Katrina’s wrath: their rescues, recoveries, rebuilding, and renewals in a way certain to move both those who survived the storms of 2005 and those who watched events unfold. Costume and textile artifacts on display will include Mardi Gras costumes made from blue tarp roofing material (ubiquitous after the storms), clothing worn by first responders, storm-torn flags formerly flying outside Charity Hospital, and a variety of message t-shirts.

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FAST FORWARD: INVENTING THE FUTURE
The Museum of Science and Industry [Chicago, IL]

This exhibit is an immersive multimedia exploration of how our future lives are being shaped today. This exhibit spotlights some of today’s visionaries working toward a limitless, sustainable future. Featured are the Galaxy dress whose cameras take photos of approaching people and display those images on the dress, and the Hug Shirt, which sends the sensation of being hugged from one wearer to another wearer using Bluetooth technology, Java enabled cell phones and sensors that are sewn into the shirt.

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TEXTILE REVOLUTION: AN EXPLORATION THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
The American Textile History Museum [Lowell, MA]

Exhibit: Textile Revolution

This exhibit aims to show how textiles are changing your world, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to revolutionary “shark skin” suits for our gold-medal Olympic swimmers – and more. You’ll never look at the fascinating
world of textiles the same way again.

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

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