The 11th Annual Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium, New York University

Lavinia Warren, Carte-de-visite, The Bridgeport Library Historical Collection

Tomorrow is the 11th annual Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium at New York University.  The symposium provides an opportunity for graduate students in the Visual Culture: Costume Studies program to share their thesis research.  Every year four students are chosen to present, and I am honored to be among them this year.  The keynote speaker for the event is Lisa Padovani, a costume designer who has designed for Boardwalk Empire and other shows such as Oz, Bored to Death, and Mad Men.  Her work for film includes the movies: I’m Not There, Factory Girl, The Departed, and Far From Heaven, among many others.

I will be presenting some of my research on a little lady that I have come to be quite enamored with, pictured above!  The event is free and open to the public.  Here is the full program schedule and invitation from New York University, a reception will follow at 8pm :

For more on the guest speaker Lisa Padovani, here is a link to an interesting conversation that took place at the Brooklyn Museum in January.  It was moderated by Terry Carbone and included Jan Reeder, Consulting Curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (who was so kind to forward me this link!), as well as Kyle Erickson, a photographer for WWD, alongside Lisa Padovani.

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