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Summer and Fall 2023 Exhibitions

Courting Style: Women’s Tennis Fashion

June 20 – November 18, 2023

A traveling exhibition from the collections of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Courting Style: Women’s Tennis Fashion explores the intersection of tennis, fashion, personality, and identity as they reflect concurrent social and cultural contexts from the 1870s to the present. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, ExhibitsUSA, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Kindred Keepsakes: Honoring the Heirlooms and Heritage of James Galanos  

May 23 – December 16, 2023

Family stories of cherished American designer James Galanos (1924-2016) told through apparel, shared through the perspectives of those he held dear, and reflected in memories of love made tangible through crafting and gifting.

Best Seat In the House: Scale Models of the Avenir Museum Chair Collection

September 9 – December 1, 2023

One of the best ways to learn about the history of interior design is to experience and recreate it. Students in the Spring 2023 course, INTD 359: The History of Interior Architecture and Design, researched and re-created a chair from the Avenir Museum interior design collection to better understand the limitations the designer had to address. This project resulted in 1/6th scale models of select originals from the museum collection of historic chairs – come see the models paired with the original seating that inspired the students.

Coming soon: User First, Design Next: A Human-Centered Journey in Inclusive Product Design for All Abilities

December 4 – December 14, 2023

User First, Design Next presents the culminating endeavors of senior Product Development students in the Department of Design and Merchandising. These projects exemplify the primacy of user-centric design and underscore inclusivity by catering to diverse abilities. Join us to explore the realm of adaptive apparel and clothing design reimagined through the lens of inclusive design in this end-of-semester opportunity!

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