Five Must-Attend Lectures in August

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Artist unknown, courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum
The Souper Dress, 1966. Printed, non-woven, paper and cellulose fabric. Gift of Gail and Stephen Rineberg.
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.

"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.

Location Info


Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Arizona Science Center

600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

SMoCA Lounge

7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Wrigley Hall at ASU

800 S. Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

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