January 4, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Rejecting tradition and embracing more body-conscious styles, the young American "flapper" wore her newly won freedom to vote, earn, and learn on her body: short dresses and clear stockings, bobbed hair, and a head-hugging cloche. The cloche - a bell-shaped hat considered "clever" and "smart" - framed the face with fashionable Art Deco panache. Explore how American women of the 1920s and '30s used consumer goods to become modern.
Friday, December 2, 7 - 9pm
Curator Led Exhibition Tours¬†
Saturdays: September 10 and October 22, 2016, 2:30 pm
Talk with Art History Professor Laura E. Smith
"Beaded Buckskins and Bad-Girl Bobs:¬†Kiowa¬†Female Modernity, Industry, and Activism in Horace¬†Poolaw's¬†Portraits"
Talk by¬†Laura E. Smith, Assistant Professor in Art History & Visual Culture and¬†MSU¬†Museum Adjunct Curator
Monday, September 12 @ 7 p.m.
Adjunct curator and Art History Professor Laura E. Smith will talk about her new book,¬†"Horance¬†Poolaw, Photographer of American Indian Modernity."¬†
Supported in part by the MSU Federal Credit Union, MSU Department of English, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU