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November 2020

Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

November 2, 2020 - March 14, 2021
Peabody Essex Museum Salem,MAUnited States

Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion showcases more than 100 works, spanning 250 years, recognizing women's often-overlooked contributions to the fashion and design industry. From Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, to Elsa Schiaparelli and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, to experimental labels like Chromat, women designers have transcended genres and revolutionized ideas of identity. An exhibition publication is available for purchase. 

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Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama

November 22, 2020 - October 3, 2021
Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland,OHUnited States

The mola is a key component of traditional dress among the indigenous Guna (formerly Kuna) women of Panamá. Guna women have been sewing mola blouses since the turn of the 20th century, and they have become powerful symbols of their culture and identity. These masterfully hand-sewn cotton panels feature a wide array of vibrantly colored compositions, with designs ranging from geometric abstraction to imaginative scenes inspired by popular Western culture. This exhibition presents both individual mola panels and complete mola blouses spanning…

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