People experienced enormous changes during their lives in the last decade of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century. Molly McPherson uses period dress from the historical costume collection and recreated garments to remind us of how clothing, as well as lifestyles, changed during that time frame. Molly McPherson creates this exhibition in partial fulfillment of her thesis work.
Crepe and Lace Gown, c. 1917, donated by Katie Best, 2007.004.069
For the Body, For the Soul:
African Textiles and Costumes from the Natalie Hahn Collection
July 15 - September 20, 2013
CEHS alumna Natalie Hahn, who worked with the United Nations for 40 years, primarily in Africa, and founder of The Malaika Foundation in Nebraska, has nurtured a longtime passion for Africa and its histories, peoples and cultures. That passion helped to grow her love of African textiles. This exhibition pays tribute to Dr. Hahn’s commitment to international understanding and to the creative traditions and practices of diverse African cultures.