2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops
“20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition, FIDM Museum & Galleries, Los Angeles, California (through April 28). This annual exhibition features costumes from more than 20 movies released in 2011, including the Academy Award-winner for Best Costume Design Alice in Wonderland. Admission is free! FIDMMuseum.org.
“CUT! Costume and the Cinema,” at the Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (through April 29). A traveling exhibition of 40 period costumes from 27 popular movies, exploring the art of making costumes for film. The films represented in the exhibition portray 500 years of history, drama, and comedy. DurhamMuseum.org.
Sew Much Fun Northwest tour (May 1-6). Join Linda Griepentrog and Pauline Richards for a fabric and sewing-related shopping tour of Portland, Oregon, and nearby areas, along with educational opportunities. Cost: $1,425 (American Sewing Guild members); $1,525 (non-ASG members). ASG.org.
ParisTilton: The Left Bank Tour, Paris, France (May 6 – 14). Hosted and led by Marcy and Katherine Tilton, this is a new take on the traditional ParisTilton tour. It focuses not only on design, fashion, textiles, and art, but also experiencing the Left Bank like a Parisian and exploring the city with an artful eye. Marcy and Katherine share their favorite places, sources, and secrets. Cost: $5,595 (double occupancy). MarcyTilton.com.
“Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT, Part One,” The Museum at FIT, New York City (through May 8). The first of two consecutive exhibitions drawing on the Museum at FIT’s vast collection of designer garments and accessories. Part one features approximately 50 garments from many of the 20th and 21st centuries’ most important designers, including several new acquisitions. FITNYC.edu/Museum.
“Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion,” The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (May 10 - August 19). Explores the affinities between the work of these two Italian designers from different eras. Fictive conversations between the designers, created for the exhibition, suggest new interpretations of their work. MetMuseum.org.
Sew Much Fun New York tour (May 20-26). Go behind the scenes in New York City’s fashion district with Marsha McClintock and Marla Kazell. View museum collections, tour McCall’s Patterns, shop for fabric and trims, see costumes from a hit Broadway musical, and more. Cost: $2,395 based on double occupancy (ASG members); $2,495 (non-ASG members). ASG.org.
The 38th Costume Society of America Annual Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia (May 31 - June 2). Themed “Dress scholarship in the 21st Century,” the symposium offers insights into a variety of research topics on global dress, fashion, and costume. CostumeSocietyAmerica.com.
“The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection,” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s de Young Museum, San Francisco, California (through June 10). An exhibition of two dozen examples of Anatolian kilims dating from the 15th to the 19th century and displaying a variety of regional styles and design types. DeYoung.FAMSF.org.
“Homefront & Battlefield: The Civil War Through Quilts and Context” exhibition opens at the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts (July - November). Approximately 150 quilts, textiles, and other artifacts help connect personal stories about the Civil War, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context. ATHM.org.
“Dragons, Nagas, and Creatures of the Deep,” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C. ( February 3– January 6, 2013).
Stephani Miller, associate editor
Posted on Jan 4th, 2012 in sewing, design, online extras, quilting, textiles, Sewing retreats, needle arts, hand weaving, fashion exhibitions, sewing workshops, sewing tours