Our Favorite Things: Celebrating 10 Years and 30+ Exhibits

Our Favorite Things: Celebrating 10 Years and 30+ Exhibits

January 25, 2017 – April 8, 2017

Curated by Arienne McCracken

Spring 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the renovated Morrill Hall, home of Iowa State University’s Textiles and Clothing Museum. To my-favorite-things-23celebrate this anniversary as well as over 30 exhibits mounted during that time in the Mary Alice Gallery, faculty and staff of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) have joined with the Textiles and Clothing Museum to guest curate the spring 2017 exhibit, Our Favorite Things.

The Textiles and Clothing Museum is part of the AESHM Department and the College of Human Sciences, and as such, the exhibit reflects the interests of individuals directly and tangentially related to the Museum.

Objects in the exhibit range from a quilt and a dressmaking system from the second half of the 19th century to two outfits from the 1980s. A wide variety of apparel, tools, accessories, and textiles are featured in Our Favorite Things, along with reflections from staff and faculty about their chosen objects.

Exhibit support provided by Janet Fitzpatrick, Suzanne LeSar, and Amanda Quinn, with assistance by undergraduate students Darrin Mell, Olivia Smith, and Jacqueline Bales. Thank you to all the staff and faculty members who served as guest curators.

Special thanks to the College of Human Sciences, AESHM Department Chair Robert Bosselman, and the AESHM office personnel for their continued support.