Thursday, September 23, 2010

Historic Dress Exhibition on Display in FACS Building

This week, the students of Dr. José Blanco’s TXMI 5810/7810 (“Historic Collection Management”) have opened their first historic dress exhibit. The exhibition, “Inside the Box: Assorted Chocolate Fashion,” is on display in the Barrow Hall Gallery on the second floor of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences building.

The exhibition features items from the FACS Historic Costume Collection, which includes more than 1,500 garments, accessories and textiles, dating from the 1800s to the 1990s. The pieces range from everyday children’s wear to ceremonial wedding dresses and include textiles and garments from around the world, including Japan, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Thailand.

This particular show will focus on garments and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries, including children’s clothing. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The exhibition will be on display until November 3.

For more information, visit the FACS website.

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