Beadwork Adorns the World

Beadwork Adorns the World


April 22, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 

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Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia

Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia


January 5, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Getting dressed is a creative act, an expression of self and social connection. Getting dressed can also be an artistic performance meant to persuade. Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Norwegian bunad, Sami gákti, and Swedish folkdräkt—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

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