You Are What You Wear: Dress and Costume in Renaissance and Baroque drawings from Christ Church
- Christ Church Picture Gallery |
- 15 February – 4 June 2012
- Free with National Art Pass.
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This exhibition offers a route into the Gallery's rich collection of drawings through a greater understanding of the dress and costume on display.
Signifiers of wealth, profession and intent that would have been readily understood by punters in the Renaissance " the choice of fabric, costume, jewellery, accessories etc " are less well understood today, and a little de-mystification goes a long way.The 34 drawings in this show are complemented by the depictions of costume in the Gallery's permanent collection, with intriguing examples by Frans Hals, John Riley and Ludovico Carracci.
Free with National Art Pass (standard admission £3)
Oct – May
Mon, Wed – Sat, 10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm
Sun, 2pm – 4.30pm
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Sun, 2 – 5pm
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