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VOL37.1 2014

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m use um s & g alle ri e s THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART hosts "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" from April 27 through November 30, 2014. The exhibit is a retrospective showcasing some eighty ensembles that were recently presented to the museum as a promised gift by Kelly's business and life partner, Bjorn Guil Amelan, and Bill T. Jones. Kelly's designs will be complemented by selections from the artist's significant collection of black memorabilia, videos of his fashion shows and photographs by renowned artists. His aesthetic developed out of his African American and Southern roots, his knowledge of fashion and art history, and from the club and gay cultural scenes in New York and Paris. Kelly's work pushed racial and cultural boundaries with "golliwog" logos, "Aunt Jemima" bandana dresses and ubiquitous black baby-doll brooches. Shown are a woman's ensemble of red wool knit and faux pearls and one of black wool knit and rhinestones. 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130; 215.763.8100; www.philamuseum.org. of the twentieth century. Forty costumes and accessories worn upstairs and downstairs on the period drama television series will be displayed in Winterthur's galleries. The costumes are lent by Cosprop, one of the world's leading costumers for film, television and theater. 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19735; 800.448.3883; www.winterthur.org. FLORIDA INDIANA THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART presents "Majestic African Textiles" through March 2, 2014 at the Gerald and Dorit Paul Galleries. The new exhibition presents an array of royal and prestige cloths, masking and ritual garments, and beaded and embellished objects. Featuring more than sixty pieces drawn from the museum's permanent collection and augmented with a few major loans, the show highlights a significant and diverse group of richly patterned and elaborately decorated textiles from North and sub-Saharan Africa. GALLERY FIVE features hand-dyed shirts by Kay Chapman, shibori jackets by Doshi, necklaces by Teresa Goodall, as well as Keith Lewis's silver, niobium and recycled materials earrings. Jon and Tracy Haaland are also displaying leather bags and purses. 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208; 317.923.1331; www.imamuseum.org. 140 Bridge Rd., Tequesta, FL 33469; 561.747.5555; www.gallery5.com. THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MUSEUM AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY hosts "UNIFORMITY: Passions. Perceptions. Purposes." through April 12, 2014. The exhibition explores why people wear uniforms, from organizations such as the U.S. Army to social conventions like wedding attire. 26 ORNAMENT 37.1.2013 GEORGIA THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART hosts "Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design" through June 8, 2014. Ranging from mass-produced to one-of-a-kind works and from handcrafted to digitally fabricated pieces, this exhibition focuses on the scale, range and creative dexterity found in many contemporary designers' repertoires. Jewelry is paired with other design objects—from chairs to climbing walls— created by the same designers. This exhibition celebrates the accomplishments of key designers currently in the High's permanent collection. 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 404.733.4400; www.high.org. IOWA 1015 Morrill Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011; www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/tc-museum. MASSACHUSETTS THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON hosts "Think Pink" through May 26, 2014. The exhibition explores the history and changing meanings of the color as its popularity ebbed and flowed in fashion and visual culture from the eighteenth century to the present day. An interdisciplinary show drawing from across the museum's collections, the exhibit juxtaposes clothing, accessories, graphic illustrations, jewelry, and

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