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American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art
2 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023

January 21st, 2014 - April 23rd, 2014
January 21st, 2014 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
© Courtesy of The American Folk Art Museum
upper west side
212. 595. 9533
Tuesday–Sunday 10:30 am–5:30 pm Friday 11:00 am–7:30 pm Monday closed
photography, sculpture, fashion, furniture, quilts

This exhibition will explore the polemical yet fascinating ways in which fashion engages with art. Conceived as an encounter between two worlds of creative endeavor, “Folk Couture” will feature the work of thirteen established and emerging designers who will create an original ensemble based on a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture chosen from the museum’s outstanding collection. The designers have selected approximately thirty artworks, drawn from every time period and in every medium considered by the museum, not only for their potential fashionability and capacity to inspire new styles of clothing but also for their background stories that inject powerful notes of intimacy and authenticity. The original couture and the works of art from the museum's collection will be exhibited together in juxtapositions that promise to be both stunning and provocative.

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