Month: October 2018

The Impossible Ideal: Victorian Fashion and Femininity

 

Episode 85: Today I talk with Andrea Rosen at The Fleming, at the University of Vermont. She tells me all about The Impossible Ideal exhibition. She tells us how the beautiful fashions of the Victorian era were a form of misogyny. This exhibition will be up until December 15, 1018

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LEFT: Ball Gown, about 1860. Cream moiré silk taffeta with floral damask, trimmed with green silk satin, cream bobbin lace, and embroidered ribbon. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Falls 1960.20.43 RIGHT: Suit-Style Two-Piece Dress, about 1895. Black and red silk with red silk and white lace. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas, Terrill Hall Collection 1987.11.570.

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Dress worn by Ellen Miller Johnson, Class of 1878, for her graduation from UVM, 1878. Blue changeable silk with mother-of-pearl buttons and white net.
Gift of L. Douglas Meredith 1960.2

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Boots, about 1910
Wichert & Co., New York (active about 1900-1920s)
Leather and wool gabardine
Gift of Mrs. Frederick P. Smith and Mrs. Frank H. Davis 1968.5.16

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Joseph Ives Pease (1809-1883)
“Godey’s Paris Fashions Americanized” in Godey’s Lady’s Book, April 1849. Hand-colored engraving.
Museum collection 1975.23.6 LA

 

 

 

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American Moderns

Episode 90: Today I talk to Louise Feder about the American Moderns exhibition going on at the Michener Art Museum . This exhibition shows some of the best Modernist paintings. We talk about the Delaware Valley, the Ashcan School, and non-objective painting. This exhibition goes until October 21, 2018.

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R.A.D. Miller, Rooftops, New Hope, c. 1931. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24 in. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.

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Louis K. Stone, Abstraction, 1938. Oil on canvas. 24 x 20 in. James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest.

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