Ethnic Dress: Art & Culture

Exhibition Dates: January 15 - February 23, 2007

Ethnic Dress: Art & Culture showcases twenty-five garments from around the world, selected from the Fashion Columbia Study Collection to explore the interrelationships of technology and aesthetics through the material culture of dress. The exhibition demonstrates how the universal techniques of embroidery, printing, weaving and applique are used by diverse societies to clothe the body and express cultural identity.

Ethnic Dress: Art & Culture represents the collaboration of Columbia College Chicago graduate and undergraduate students in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management and the Liberal Education departments. Coordinated by Robert Blandford's Exhibition Management class.