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Exhibitions Calendar

Southwestern Region (Region VII)

Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

The Region VII Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions of costume, lectures, and workshops. Dates of exhibitions may change. If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.

CSA-sponsored programs in the Southwestern Region: Southwestern Region "Events, Workshops and Symposia" page.

Costumes of the Americas Museum
Mitte Cultural Education Center
#5 Dean Porter Park, 501 Ringgold Stret, Brownsville, TX, 78520
(956) 547-6890

Viva los Centennarios!!!

The new exhibit at the Costumes of the Americas Museum celebrates the Bicentennial of Mexico's War of Independence and the Centennial of the 1910 Revolution, historic events which forged modern Mexico and had a great impact on the people's lifestyles, cultures and even styles of clothing.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Cape
September 15, 2013 - February 9, 2014

Steeped in romantic appeal, the cape has been a constant in fashion history over time and across cultures. As protection from rain and cold and as the flourishing garment of fairy tales and high fashion, the simple shape of the cape takes a surprising transformation based on the selection of fabric and decoration. From ornate Victorian capes to the dramatic geometric shapes recently shown on the runway, this exhibition explores the wide range of styles of this dashing and practical garment.


Hollywood Costume: Celebrating More than 100 Years of Cinema Storytelling
March 26 - July 6, 2014

Phoenix Art Museum is honored to be the West Coast premiere of Hollywood Costume, a ground breaking exhibition that celebrates and explores costume design as a key component of cinema storytelling. Arriving in Phoenix from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this major multimedia exhibition explores the essentials of costume design and illuminates the costume designer’s creative process, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking.

The exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, the first showing west of the Mississippi, will be a rare opportunity to see the clothes worn by unforgettable characters from films such as The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, Superman, Titanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Dark Knight Rises, and so much more. Many of the costumes have never left private and archival collections in California, and most have never been publicly displayed ;or seen beyond the secure walls of studio archives. It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event.


CSA Southwestern Region member author

As Seen in Vogue: A Century of American Fashion in Advertising