Friday, March 07, 2008

Another VFG Must See!

Summer's in full swing at the WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART in Hartford, Connecticut! Now showing February 23rd though June 13th, "Making a Splash: American Beach Fashions, 1850-1920". From the site...

Making a Splash uses original costume items along with period photographs and prints to explore fashions worn at the American seaside in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The exhibition examines the roots of American bathing costumes in reform dress for water cures and private exercise, as well as exploring the beach as a setting for relaxation, public recreation and the promenading the latest fashions on the boardwalk.

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