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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Scholarships/Awards

The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The Wolfsonian’s fellowship program is intended to support research on the museum’s collection, generally for periods of three to four weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Exhibition

Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from … Continue reading

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

Calls for Papers

CFP: UCL Autopsies Project Study Day: “Yesterday’s Objects”

‘Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things’ Autopsies Research Project Study Day Friday, 4 June 2010 University College London (UCL) The Autopsies Project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media – the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example – the arrival … Continue reading