The DAR Museum is getting excited about the upcoming symposium, An Agreeable Symposium, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Based on the current and popular costume exhibit, “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution, the day promises to be one filled with engaging speakers and new personal connections.
The topics and speakers include:
Who Wore What When and Where? - Alden O'Brien, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, DAR Museum
Race-Based Fashion in the New Nation: Re-centering African Influences within American Culture - Katie Knowles, PhD
A Tale of Two Suits: George Washington and the Quest for Aesthetic Independence, 1783-1815 - Linzy Brekke-Aloise, Associate Professor of History and Chair of Gender Studies, Stonehill College
Imports, Homespun, and Industry: Apparel Textiles of Federal-Era America - Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, National Museum of American History
Republican Raiment and Federal Foppery: Men’s Fashion in America, 1780-1830 - Mark Hutter, Tailor, Colonial Williamsburg
Paste and Pearls: Jewelry of the Federal Era – Taylor Shelby, Dames a la Mode
Registration includes lunch, snacks, and a full day of costume history fun!
Participants coming early to the symposium, or those who are just interested in a fun night out, can register to attend An Agreeable Evening on Friday, March 24. The evening will feature live folk music by local musicians, tastings of various hard ciders, light hors d’oeuvres, and tours of the exhibit.