Sept. 20, 2012
“Civic Virtue: Wearing Red, White and Blue” OPENs in
STEPHENS COSTUME MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY
COLUMBIA, Mo.— Red, white, and blue symbolically lend themselves to an outward expression of civic virtue. This fall, coinciding with election activity, the Stephens College Museum and Research Library will display an exhibit of red, white and blue garments that explore themes of citizenship, public good, volunteerism and stewardship. The exhibit, titled “Civic Virtue: Wearing Red, White and Blue,” will run Sept. 20-Dec. 9, 2012, in the Historic Costume Gallery, located on the mezzanine level of Lela Raney Wood Hall, 6 N. College Ave. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the gallery.
“Civic Virtue” is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are 12-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Special tours can be scheduled for groups of five or more. For more information, contact (573) 876-7220.
The cover model for the exhibit is Karlie Kloss, international super model and co-host of MTV’s House of Style. She is the sister of Stephens alumna Kristine Kloss ’12, who worked with Stephens faculty to organize the photo shoot in the Kloss’ hometown of St. Louis. For a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot, visit www.stephens.edu/civicvirtue.
All items on display are part of the Matilda Magnus Price Historic Fashion Collection, a working collection of approximately 13,000 garments and accessories from a variety of donors dating back to the early 1700s.
Stephens College, established in 1833, is historically committed to meeting the changing needs of women. Stephens prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world, and engages lifelong learners in an educational experience characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression and professional practice.
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