Exhibitions / Lectures

Patricia Mears: Constructing Classicism in Fashion

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=285203&id=7640348500 Check out photos from costume historian Patricia Mears’ lecture on fashion in the past exhibition Chaos & Classicism. Mears discussed clothing innovations that defined fashion in the 1930s and how they continue to influence modern dress and couture today. To learn more, visit the Chaos & Classicism online exhibition: http://ow.ly/3M02V By: Solomon R. Guggenheim … Continue reading

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Symposia

Materials of Persuasion – Graduate Student Symposium

Materials of Persuasion, Graduate Student Symposium Bard Graduate Center 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 April 23, 2010 Critics passing judgment, clergy seeking converts, advertisers selling products, and politicians running for office are all in the persuasion business. Persuasion is the key to the art of rhetoric, but there has always been a … Continue reading

Lectures

Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s

F.I.T. NYC Lecture: Think Pink! Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America’s first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: Art Performance Film: Postgraduate Symposium in the History of Art

‘The Arts’ as an umbrella term encompasses a huge variety of media, yet it is all too common that academics and artists divide themselves into somewhat segregated areas of study. However, as interdisciplinary research becomes more common in the university context, and artists and performers combine aspects of different ‘Arts’ in their work, it becomes … Continue reading