February 26 – June 27, 2009
The Sewer’s Art: Quality, Fashion and Economy features 49 beautifully constructed garments that reflect the creative and artistic talents of four fashion and style-conscious women from the beginning to the end of the 20th century who sewed for economical reasons and/or for self expression, to create high quality fashionable clothing.
Home sewn clothing is rarely, if ever, exhibited in a museum. It is not considered ‘art’ in the academic sense. Art museums primarily showcase the work of ‘professional’ artists, and the clothing most often exhibited in art museums is of the ‘fashion designer’ variety. [Read more…]