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Mid-Atlantic/Southeastern Region Mini-Meeting


Tour of Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925
An Informal Discussion/Demonstration of Manikin & Mounting Techniques

The DAR Museum, 1776 D St. NW, Washington DC

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a curator-guided tour of the exhibit, Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925, which examines the radical changes in women’s fashions in relationship to women’s expanding roles and activities from sports to social reform, college to office work and World War One volunteering.

CSA Southeast Region members, Alden O’Brien, exhibit curator, and Newbie Richardson and Colleen Callahan, who oversaw the exhibit installation, will then lead a discussion of some of the manikin-dressing challenges and solutions, especially some innovative techniques for creating active poses for the sports figures and the use of new materials. This exhibition features over 35 fully-dressed manikins, plus undergarments and accessories—hats to stockings and everything between! We will conclude with some refreshments and time for socializing. The exhibit is on display in the DAR’s main gallery through August 2013 (closed June 23-30, Sundays, and Federal holidays).

We plan to finish in time for participants to attend another exhibit in the area, if they wish. Suggested second destinations include: the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum on Capitol Hill, which tells the story of the suffrage movement and lent several suffrage banners and sashes to the New Woman exhibit; the NMAH (Smithsonian), a 15-minute walk from the DAR, which currently has a case on the first floor devoted to the suffrage movement; and the Textile Museum, whose exhibit, Out of Southeast Asia, will have recently opened.

CSA members are encouraged to bring friends along! Please fill out this form, giving names of each attendee. Return the form with your check to: Raina Boyd, DAR Museum, 1776 D St NW, Washington DC 20006, by April 15. Alternatively, email or phone Raina at rboyd@dar.org or 202-879-3240 with a Visa number stating number of each type of registration (CSA member, non-member, or student).

Questions: Contact Raina for registration/logistics, Alden for program questions (aobrien@dar.org).

Last minute? Do come, but please try to let us know to expect you by April 18.


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