Jack Lenor Larsen's Cumulus

Jack Lenor Larsen's Cumulus

In this article we investigate a fragment of Cumulus is a casement fabric created by Jack Larsen and Larsen Design and is housed in the Museum of FIT’s study collection. We also look at the still flourishing career of Jack Lenor Larson. 

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I did it: 20 exhibits in 30 days

I did it: 20 exhibits in 30 days

So many notes have been taken and my bookshelf is a little fuller but I have completed my goal! Visiting these exhibits was apart of a class dedicated to museum exhibition practice and theory. The class is taught by Lourdes Font.

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In response to a friend: What is femininity in fashion today

In response to a friend: What is femininity in fashion today

Another post inspired by a friend and reader! Every week I ask my activist, fashion, musician, and writer friends to give me topics to talk about on my blog. It has been a great way to cure writer's block and talk about relevant ideas. This was in response to the question: "What is femininity in fashion today?"

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Review: Becky Peterson's "Fabric in Film and Film as Fabric"

Review: Becky Peterson's "Fabric in Film and Film as Fabric"

Becky Peterson holds an MFA from Mills college and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation entitled “experimentation, Identification, ornamentation: Avant-garde Women Artists and Modernism’s exceptional objects,” examined experimental artists who paid serious theoretical attention to textiles in the United states during the early to mid-twentieth century.(1)

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My dream project: The African American Material Culture Database

My dream project: The African American Material Culture Database

I wrote a grant proposal a month ago and thought I would share it here. The subjects on this blog focus on material culture as a whole and the database would be a good vehicle to help researchers and academics tackle one of the more difficult aspects of understanding history, resources. The working title of the project hints at how grandiose and ambitious this project is. The picture featured is one of an old school Philadelphia punk band. Punk has a big chunk of material culture!

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