Expressions of Stability and Change: Ethnic Dress and Folk Costume

stability-change.jpgExpressions of Stability and Change: Ethnic Dress and Folk Costume
February 7-June 14, 2009
Note: This exhibition has been extended through June 21, 2009
Goldstein Museum of Design

Opening party, February 6, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Gloriously colored and exquisitely textured ethnic clothing from around the world will celebrate the vibrant multi-cultural nature of the University of Minnesota and greater Twin Cities communities. As a powerful symbol of cultural heritage, ethnic dress is a significant statement of identity and belonging. The exhibition features 30 ensembles of ethnic dress and folk costume from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Both men's and women's dress are included.

Supported in part by the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund, supported by a generous donation from the McKnight Foundation; the College of Design; and the Friends of the Goldstein.

Image information: Women's costume from the Ukraine. Made in the 20th century. Gift of the International Institute of Minnesota.