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Opening Reception- Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine
Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10
The Museum of Russian Art is pleased to invite you join us in celebrating the opening of:
Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine
Join us for the opening reception of this new exhibition! All galleries and the TMORA Museum Store will be open for viewing and shopping. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment.
TMORA Members FREE | General Admission $10 | Senior Admission (non-member) $8 | Student Admission with ID (non-member) $5 | Children under 14 FREE
On view in the Lower Gallery from June 22nd, 2019 through November 3rd, 2019, the exhibition Village Wardrobes: Traditional Dress from Western and Central Ukraine provides a fascinating overview of traditional clothing from ten different ethnographic regions in Ukraine. Dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, the folk dress on display gives a glimpse into Ukraine’s rich regional clothing traditions. The exhibition highlights the remarkable variety of Ukrainian ethnic attire and the outstanding quality and detail of these homemade garments. An important part of the exhibition is a unique selection of costume accessories including period jewelry, belts, shoes, bags, head coverings, and more, displayed together with the outfits.
The objects on display are drawn from the expansive folk art collection of Susan Johnson. The Museum is grateful to its founders, Ray and Susan Johnson for their dedicated support of the Museum. We acknowledge the important contributions of the exhibition’s ethnographic consultant Jan Letowski, whose expertise in the particularities of regional dress was instrumental in preparing the show.