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Public Lecture – Off the Dressmaker’s Needle: Recreating Martha Washington’s Purple Silk Gown and Recovering the Lives Within with Cynthia E. Chin

Public Lecture – Off the Dressmaker’s Needle: Recreating Martha Washington’s Purple Silk Gown and Recovering the Lives Within with Cynthia E. Chin

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The recent work of art and material culture historian Cynthia E. Chin, PhD, involves an in-depth study of a purple silk gown owned by Martha Custis Washington (1731–1802). Chin reveals how her research and recreation of the textile and garment illuminate the stories of the people who made, wore, and cared for it. Join us before the lecture to view Chin’s colorful replica of the first lady’s gown, on view in New Nation, Many Hands.
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Institution or Organization name - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

 

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2024-09-15 @ 01:00 PM (GMT) to
2024-09-15 @ 03:30 PM (GMT)
 

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