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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


Textiles and Clothing Museum


January 28 - April 21, 2013
1015 Morrill Hall
Free Admission


The Textiles and Clothing Museum is an interactive learning environment dedicated to the concepts of visual and object-based learning. The museum collects, documents, preserves, interprets, and exhibits the teaching collection. The collection is accessible to students, scholars, and academic researchers and is also made available to public audiences through exhibitions and programming.

Regular hours: Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm.
Special extended hours: 1:00-4:00pm Saturdays April 13th and April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st.




Opening Reception


Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mary Alice Gallery
Free Admission










The Textiles and Clothing Museum is celebrating its 5th year in Morrill Hall. This year's exhibit, the Treasures of the Textiles and Clothing Museum, highlights some of our key Collection holdings including: examples of our earliest objects (men's coats circa 1725 and 1745); items that epitomize the look of each decade of historic dress (including high fashion designer and Des Moines native, Halston), objects related to the history of Iowa State University and the State of Iowa (dress of Carrie Chapman Catt from 1915), and ethnographic objects from nearly every corner of the globe.


The exhibit is accompanied by a full-color catalog available for purchase for $12 from the Iowa State University Bookstore and 31 MacKay Hall. The catalog will also be available for sale at the opening reception.




PRESENTED BY: ISU Publication Subvention Grant, the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management.