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On View: The Art of Displaying Historic Garments

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Museums-goers marvel at historic garments, visualizing the people who wore them and the history that brought the garment to life. Yet, behind every well-displayed garment is a thoughtful and painstaking process. Virginia Theerman, Curator of Historic Textiles, will give an insider’s look at the complex business of mounting historic garments on mannequins for museum exhibitions, including Designers + Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry, now on view at The Charleston Museum. The talk will feature behind-the-scenes photography from her work on the  ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as sneak peeks into the upcoming spring 2021 show at The Charleston Museum.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series. The luncheon lecture series takes place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. Please note there is limited seating capacity as we will be socially distancing.

Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.

There is limited off-site parking.

Ticket Information:

  • Advance purchase is required.
  • $55 per person
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.
  • All ticket purchases are refundable until March 1. If, after March 1, Historic Charleston Foundation cancels the event due to COVID concerns, the ticket price will be refunded. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.

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Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events
benefit the preservation and advocacy initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation.

Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!