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Salon 2018| The Transformative Power of Wearable Art

  • Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA, 01930 United States (map)

An evening presented by: seARTS Wearable Art Group at the Cape Ann Museum

seARTS and the Cape Ann Museum are pleased to present the 2018 Wearable Art Salon on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum. Guests will enjoy a panel discussion, book signing and a selection of 2017 CWA runway looks. Panelists include former professor of fashion and design Barbara Broudo, editor and curator Suzanne Ramljak, author Anne Lee and artist Christine Gauthier-Kelley. The panel will be moderated by Petra Slinkard, The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Peabody Essex Museum.  This program is $12 for seARTS and CAM members, or $15 nonmembers. Space is limited, reservations are required. Tickets available online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10. Please email for more information.

The panel discussion has been timed to coincide with the Mass Fashion Symposium being held in Boston on October 5 and 6. The keynote moderator of the October 4 event in Gloucester is Petra Slinkard, The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Peabody Essex Museum(PEM).  Petra joined PEM in 2018, following her role as Curator of Costume at the Chicago History Museum, where she worked with a collection of more than 50,000 examples of fashion and textiles for exhibitions and research, acquisition and community outreach. At PEM, Slinkard’s focus is to foster the growth and innovative, inclusive spirit of the museum’s celebrated fashion initiative and to develop a vibrant array of exhibitions, installations and programming that celebrate the global impact and reach of fashion.

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