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Death Becomes Her: Fashionable Mourning from 1815 to 1915

January 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $8

Illustrated lecture with with Jessica Glasscock, Research Associate for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Death Becomes Her” Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, January 14
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $8 ( Tickets Here )
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tonight, Jessica Glasscock–research associate for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Death Becomes Her” exhibition–will discuss the practices of fashionable mourning from 1815 to 1915, a period when mourning dress evolved from aristocratic prerogative to mass-marketed phenomenon. This talk was developed in conjunction with The Costume Institute’s exhibition Death Becomes Her, on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 1, 2015.

Jessica Glasscock is a Research Associate at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a writer and college instructor. Her work includes the books “Striptease: From Gaslight to Spotlight” (2003) and “American Fashion Accessories” (2008) (written in collaboration with Candy Pratts Price). She was a co-curator of the retrospective “Stephen Sprouse: Rock on Mars at Deitch Projects” and creator of the lecture series Form Follows Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, where she also has been a fashion history instructor since 2003. She currently resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


January 14, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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