Sunday, October 6, 2013

Think pink!

The upcoming Think Pink exhibit at the MFA just happens to coincide with October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The entire MFA building will be illuminated in pink (!!) and will run from October 3, 2013 to May 26, 2014. Shown below is a gorgeous pink silk taffeta 18th century doll's dress from the Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection. The blurb below is from the MFA.

Explore the changing meaning of pink in art and fashion
From pinking shears to pink ribbons, the color pink is associated with fashion and femininity; perhaps no other color has as much social significance and gender association. The fascinating exhibition “Think Pink” explores the history and changing meanings of the color as its popularity ebbed and flowed in fashion and visual culture from the 18th century to the present day. An interdisciplinary show drawing from across the MFA collections, “Think Pink” juxtaposes clothing, accessories, graphic illustrations, jewelry, and paintings to shed light on changes in style; the evolution of pink for girls, blue for boys; and advances in color technology. “Think Pink” includes a selection of dresses and accessories from the collection of the late Evelyn Lauder, who was instrumental in creating an awareness of breast cancer by choosing the color as a visual reference. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Type your comments here. If you don't have any of the accounts listed, select "Name/URL" and just put your name. Thanks!