PROGRAM HELD AT THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART.
Join your friends on the CHS Fashion & Textiles Council for a very special tour of the Wadsworth Atheneum’s fashion-themed exhibit, Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy led by Lynne Z. Bassett, Costume and Textile Historian, museum consultant, and organizer of the exhibit. The tour will be followed by a delicious lunch at Salute Restaurant (featuring their delectable sweet potato ravioli!). Participants then have the option to return to the Wadsworth Atheneum and explore the rest of the museum at their leisure for a perfect afternoon. Participants will meet at the Wadsworth Atheneum at 10:45 am and the tour will begin at 11:00 am.
Free for Fashion & Textile Council members.
$30 CHS members, $40 non-members
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please contact Adult Programs Manager Jenny Steadman by phone at (860) 236-5621 x289 or by email at [email protected]
Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy is the first exhibition to fully explore the Romantic era as a formative period in costume history. Presenting historic garments alongside literary works, paintings, prints, and decorative arts, the exhibition examines how European fashions from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras influenced and inspired new styles created between 1810 and 1860. Gothic to Goth illustrates how early nineteenth century costume—just like fine and decorative art, architecture, interior design, literature, and music—moved away from the order and rationality of the previous half-century to embrace imagination and emotion, originality and vision, and individuality and subjectivity as guiding principles. The exhibition culminates with a look at recent Goth and Steampunk fashions, revealing their roots in the rich imagination and aesthetic of Romanticism.
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