Category Archives: Exhibits

“¡Viva México!: Clothing and Culture,” Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) boasts one of the largest collections of Mexican textiles anywhere in the world, yet most of the pieces in this collection has seldom been exhibited before. In “¡Viva México!: Clothing and Culture,” curators Alexandra Palmer and Chloe Sager displayed many of the historical pieces already in the ROM collection alongside more recent examples of the various Mexican textile manipulation and construction techniques. The exhibition contains three hundred years worth of Mexican clothing and other textile artefacts.

The result is an exhibition that carefully drafts a cohesive narrative between past and present, highlighting the relevance of traditional textile construction techniques to modern Mexican cloth production.

“¡Viva México!: Clothing and Culture” is shown in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textile and Costume and it is presented by the the Consulate of México. Click here for more details.

Meanwhile, enjoy a couple of the photos from my visit.

 

Fashion Exhibition at the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the date: 09/07/2011!

 

The House of Annie Lennox (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A) will host The House of Annie Lennox, a retrospective exhibition on Lennox’s career, featuring her memorabilia. Here is an extract from the V&A’s Future Exhibitions page:

 

“Annie Lennox’s success has spanned four decades and she is internationally renowned both for her music and her personal style. This exciting display will explore the image and creative vision of the artist. There will be costumes and accessories worn by Lennox, together with photographs, personal treasures and awards, ephemera from the political campaigns she championed, recorded interviews, music videos and a specially commissioned video of Annie in conversation.”

So, if you are in London from 15/Sept/11 to 26/Feb/12, be sure to check this free exhibition. I wish I could do so myself!

 

Visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-house-of-annie-lennox/ for more details.