Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Stories behind the garments

Did you know that UCLA's Fowler museum has one of the largest textile collections in the world?

I hope to attend tomorrow's Culture Fix lunch time talk. Admission is free. Hourly visitor parking is available at the nearby underground parking structure #4.  Approach from Sunset Boulevard and turn south at Westwood Plaza.  The road will end at the downhill ramp to the garage.
The beautiful textiles in Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe are primarily drawn from the Fowler’s impressive collection. If these clothes could talk, they would have some interesting tales to tell about their origins and how they came to the Museum! At this lunchtime gallery talk, join associate director of the Center for the Study for Regional Dress Barbara Belle Sloan as she unveils the personal histories behind some of the textiles currently on view.

EVENT DETAILS
Culture Fix: Barbara Belle Sloan: The Stories behind the Garments
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
12 pm (noon)
Free program
Update:
I did attend and wholeheartedly recommend seeing the exhibition before it closes on July 14, 2013.

Ms Sloan explained the history of how they came to put on this show. Financial necessity led them to look near home. Nearly all the garments came from their own collection or were donated by people who had heard that the Fowler/UCLA held similar garments.

Several relatives or friends of garment donors were also in attendance and told more stories. Really a delightful way to spend a lunch hour.

4 comments:

  1. I did attend and wholeheartedly recommend seeing the exhibition before it closes on July 14, 2013.

    Ms Sloan explained the history of how they came to put on this show. Financial necessity led them to look near home. Nearly all the garments came from their own collection or were donated by people who had heard that the Fowler/UCLA held similar garments.

    Several relatives or friends of garment donors were also in attendance and told more stories. Really a delightful way to spend a lunch hour.

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  2. what an interesting show! I would love to see something like that, too.

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  3. It looks like an interesting show. I would love to see something like that as well.

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  4. Wow, I wish I could make it! Sounds like a really excellent exhibit. I'll have to make sure to make it the Fowler the next time I'm in LA.

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