Off the Rack Preview with Patty Edmonson
Kilted Bros’ Nick Vannello
Bad in Plaid- An a cappella club at Laurel School
Opens June 1, 2018 in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing
Enjoy an off the rack preview with Patty Edmonson, Curator of Costumes & Textiles. Popularized for the masses by Queen Victoria, plaid connects to history, classic chic, prepsters, grunge, and the hipster known as the urban woodsman! This exhibition showcases Northeastern Ohio’s men, women and children who wear plaid, highlighting recognizable brands, pop culture, and the heritage behind it all.
Exhibit made possible through the generosity of Emma Lincoln.
About Patty Edmonson, Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costume and Textiles.
Patty is a Cleveland native with BA in Art History from CWRU and an MA in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program in Delaware. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Patty joined WRHS in 2016, and has curated the exhibitions “Political Fashion Statements” and “Wow Factor.” She specializes in twentieth century designers such as Mariano Fortuny and continues to publish on the history of interior design when not studying costume. Her latest work will be published this year in the book Shaping the American Interior, from Routledge.
CLEVELAND’S KILTED BROS’
Creator of the Pride of Cleveland Tartan
-How I started wearing kilts
-About Kilted Bros
-The history of the kilt
-How tartans are created and registered (modern day)
BAD IN PLAID
A high school social club celebrating a love for acappella singing.
Free event parking is available in the Cleveland History Center parking lot on a first come first serve basis. Enter off Magnolia Drive.
The Norton Gallery is wheel-chair accessible.
This will be your last chance to view Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes!