Modernism Mode: Fashions, Fabrics, and Interiors in Mid-Century America Symposium
Saturday, March 11, 2017, Check–in begins at 9am
Location: University Student Union, Beach Auditorium
Inspired by Frank Bros.: The Store that Modernized Modern, the Costume Society of America’s Western Regional bi-annual, themed one-day symposium will feature noted scholars presenting their research on how the mid-century modern aesthetic was conveyed in American fashion, textile, and interior design. Panelists will include CSA Western Region members Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, PhD (Independent scholar, author of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI), Christina Johnson (Associate Curator, FIDM Museum), Shelly Foote (President – CSA Western Region/Smithsonian Institution, retired), Leigh Wishner (Curatorial Assistant, Costume and Textiles, LACMA), and Tom Tredway (Professor of Design, CSULB). The symposium will take place Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the CSULB University Student Union Beach Auditorium, starting at 10:00 a.m. (check-in begins 9:00am). A tour of the Frank Bros. exhibit at the University Art Museum will take place after presentations.
This event is co-organized by the Costume Society of America Western Region and the CSULB University Art Museum and the CSULB Museum Studies Program.