Five Must-Attend Lectures in August
Shine up those spectacles, aspiring poindexters, because there are plenty of ways to up your I.Q. in August. Here are five lectures that fit the brainy bill.
Artist unknown, courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum The Souper Dress, 1966. Printed, non-woven, paper and cellulose fabric. Gift of Gail and Stephen Rineberg.
"Wear Paper" @ Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum's fashion curator Dennita Sewell will discuss the paper dress trend that exploded onto the style scene in the late '60s. Although brief (the dresses were, after all, disposable and couldn't be washed), the fad that started as a way to make women into billboards became desirable, in spite of being shapeless and generally unflaterring, and a historic example of advertising infiltrating pop culture.
Hear all about it on Wednesday, August 1, at 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Steele Gallery show, "Paper!" Admission is free.