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Rediscovering the Collection: An Overview of the Costume Documentation Project

Learn more about the exhibition American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity on view at the Met May 5, 2010 - August 15, 2010: http://tinyurl.com/MetAmericanWomanJan Glier Reeder, Consulting Curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtIntroduced by Kevin Stayton, Chief Curator, Brooklyn MuseumCostume Collections: A Collaborative Model for MuseumsA two-day symposium that celebrates and illuminates the historic collection-sharing collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation.
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