Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, “Mannequins in the Museum: Perspectives on Curating Fashion”

Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Museum of Art, RISD, will discuss the interpretation of fashion in a museum setting. In exhibitions such as “Evolution/Revolution: The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles” Ingersoll has explored craft and fashion, historical costume and contemporary couture in the context of such issues as social responsibility and sustainability.

Ingersoll previously served at the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York City, where she was Associate Curator for ten years. She is also an adjunct instructor in the graduate program in the History of Decorative Arts at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

The Spring 2010 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink. Space is limited; RSVP to as soon as possible.

Event Information

When: 27 Apr 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Design Criticism MFA Department, 136 West 21st Street, New York, 2nd floor
Price: Free and open to the public

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