Experience the potential of color through naturally dyed textiles, garments, and artworks from the Cornell Natural Dye Studio and local fiber artists.
Artists include: Kimberly Phoenix, Laura Robert, Kelsie Doty, Blossom Schmitt, Erika Baumgartner Molnar, Lilly Sullivan, Rachel Getman, & Jessica Estrada. Studio organized by Professor Denise Nicole Green of FSAD.
The exhibit will be in the Nevin Welcome Center at the Cornell Botanic Garden from February 7 through June 25, 2018. The opening reception will be February 7, 2018 at 5pm.
Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette & the Female Form
November 13 - May 31, 2018
Terrace Level Showcases
Curated by Rachel Doran ('19), "Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette & the Female Form" explores perceptions and representations of Euro-American beauty ideals across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Through outerwear and undergarments, this historical costume exhibition shows how women’s bodies have been manipulated and shaped to fit fashionable silhouettes at different moments in time. From corsetry and girdles to diet and exercise, shaping the human body is critical to fashion change and illustrates the fluctuating and dynamic nature of socio-cultural conceptions of “beauty.” The exhibit is funded by the Charlotte Jirousek Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection.