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What She Wore: Portraiture, Fashion, and Femininity

October 12, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Fashion and portraiture have always been intertwined. Particularly in images of women, clothes are used as a shorthand to describe the sitter’s personality—is she respectable and old-fashioned, over-the-top and risqué, or no-nonsense and capable?

What She Wore features nineteenth and twentieth-century portraits of women from the permanent collection, wearing everything from evening gowns to shirtdresses. Each portrait explores different ideals and conceptions of femininity, urging us to—in the words of Coco Chanel—“look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”

What She Wore is generously supported by Anne K. Coffin.

Image: Frederick Carl Frieseke, The Yellow Tulip, about 1902. Oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of William Connelly and Martha L. Walker

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Start:
October 12, 2019
End:
February 16
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https://www.wichitaartmuseum.org/

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Wichita Art Museum
Phone:
316-268-4921
Email:
pr@wichitaartmuseum.org
Website:
https://www.wichitaartmuseum.org/

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Wichita Art Museum
Address:
1400 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67203 United States
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Phone:
316-268-4921
Website:
https://www.wichitaartmuseum.org/