THE FASHIONABLE CHILD: 200 YEARS OF DRESSING OUR CHILDREN
August 1 – November 29, 2015
Showcasing exquisite pieces from the Morris Museum collections, this exhibit explores trends in children’s fashion from the early 1800’s to 2015. Visitors will be delighted and charmed by designs for play days, holidays, and everything in between. The show features special occasion wear and christening gowns, play outfits, sleepwear, outerwear and accessories including hats, bonnets, and shoes. In addition to the lovingly preserved outfits, the exhibit will also include a variety of baby blankets and children’s furniture.
Brilliant, fragile, and fluid in form, glass has been highly prized throughout history. Celebrating the evolution of glass art from the humble origins of craftsmen who produced utilitarian forms in the Murano tradition to the emergence of the studio glass artist, this exhibition seeks to capture the spirit of experimentation that has defined glass art. Visitors will experience glass transformed into art through the works of more than 50 artists including Frederick Carder, Harvey K. Littleton, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Paul Stankard, and Toots Zynsky.
Image: Dale Chihuly, Sea Forms, Glass, 1982, Collection of the Morris Museum.