Meadows Museum Announces Fall Exhibitions

Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje, 19 September – 9 January

Rather than focus on a particular artist, Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje will for the first time pair works in the Meadows collection with representative examples of the historic dress depicted to shed new light on the relationship between representation and reality, between image and artifact. The exhibition is possible thanks to an unprecedented collaboration with Madrid’s premier museum of historic dress, the Museo del Traje, and seeks to offer a glimpse into some historical fashions through the lens of Spanish art. The exhibition will be curated by Amanda W. Dotseth (Meadows Museum) and Elvira González (Museo del Traje). Click here for more information.

Image and Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period, 19 September – 9 January

The museum’s first-floor galleries will feature a focused exhibition titled Image & Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period, curated by the museum’s Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow, and ARTES member, Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink. Featuring photographs, prints, books and gouaches from the 19th and 20th centuries, this exhibition will explore Mexican fashion through images of everyday scenes, festivities, regional types and occupations. Building on a theme developed in the Meadows’s larger fall exhibition, Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje, Image & Identity will also show how national identity formation is reflected in fashion and is often accompanied by a resurgence in the popularity of indigenous dress. Click here for more information.

Text excerpts and images provided by the Meadows Museum Dallas

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