Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements


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Morris-Jumel Mansion’s currently running exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements is in part a pointed demonstration of the transnational character of what’s generally considered “Western” dress. In “The Quixotic and the Exotic: Cultural Hybridity in Textile Design in the 18th Century,” designer and fashion historian J. Leia Lima Baum will give a history of 18th-century fashion internationalism, detailing the cosmopolitan sensibilities and social forces that gave birth to the period’s exquisitely ornate baroque and rococo styles. The lecture takes place Saturday, June 6th at 1:00 p.m. There’ll be a curator-led tour of the Mansion following J. Leia’s presentation. Admission is $20, $15 for members and $10 for students. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 212-923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

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