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Spring 2023 Exhibits

Thrift Style

January 31 – April 30

The reuse of feed sacks to make clothing and other household objects in the 20th century illuminates how the “upcycling” of these bags mutually benefitted consumers and businesses. This exhibit examines how past ingenuity can inform today’s sustainability initiatives.

Nostalgia Mode: Fashion and Sentimentality in the 1970s

January 31 – April 30

Commemorations of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 spurred a widespread interest in history, which translated into the romanticized and idealized interpretations of American history pervasive in popular culture of the period. This exhibition explores this wave of nostalgia as it appeared in fashionable dress to shine light on a lesser-known feature of fashion in the 1970s.

New Threads

January 31 – May 6, 2023

Featuring new acquisitions from the Avenir collection.

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