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Contemporary Threads: Wisconsin Fashion June 3–August 20, 2017
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Pushing the boundaries of fashion, the work of ten contemporary designers will include four Project Runway alumnae, a designer for Lady Gaga, and other notables from across the country all with a Wisconsin connection.

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The Roddis Collection: American Style and Spirit June 11–September 17, 2017
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From haute couture to everyday wear, this historically-significant collection dates back to before the Civil War. It was uncovered in 1972 in an attic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Worn by six generations of the Roddis family, this collection is now part of the Henry Ford Museum garnering nationwide attention from The New York Times and its New York Times Best Seller catalogue, American Style and Spirit.

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Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century June 11–September 17, 2017
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A collection of high-end children’s garments from the Milwaukee-based Florence Eiseman Company will illustrate why the clothing line was instrumental in fashioning the standard look for the Post-War American child, attracting the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, the Kennedys, Beyoncé, and the Obama Administration.

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Daniel Arnold: A Paparazzo for Strangers June 11–September 17, 2017
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A series of photographs will provide a look at fashion through the lens of New York City street photographer Daniel Arnold, a Milwaukee native and photographer for Vogue, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. 

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Coalition of Photographic Arts: In a Fashion August 24–October 26, 2017
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Fashion can knit groups together within a shared identity, and at the same time, can also express individuality. It’s not only the final product of clothing seen on a runway. It’s the outcome of a process that begins with an idea that evolves through textiles, design, technique and application. CoPA members find inspiration in fashion and interpret all its facets including design, style, and trends in their photographs. 

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2017 MOWA Members’ Show November 18, 2017–January 7, 2018
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Once upon a time in the not so faraway land of West Bend was a magical place called the Museum of Wisconsin Art. And, every year, this place holds a grand event open to all its members. No need to try on magical footwear, kiss frogs, or slay dragons—just be one of the first 250 to register. You’re as mad as a hatter if you miss this chance!

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