Monday, December 1, 2014

Bidding farewell to the underwear

Today we took down "Mentioning the Unmentionables" to make way for "The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader," opening this Friday at our Holiday Open House from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

It was sad to take the underwear exhibit down because it has been one of my favorites!  We had tons of people come in to see it, and we got great press in some unusual places.  We had awesome comments in the guest book, including women who remembered squeezing themselves into a girdle and those who speculated about how awful it must have been to wear all those layers!

Like I have done with most of my Keller Gallery exhibitions, this one has been turned into a program which is available for your organization's next meeting or event.  Click here for a complete list of  outreach programs.

It is always amazing to me how fast you can un-install an exhibition.  It goes down 10 times faster than it goes up, at least!  Of course, I now have several piles of underwear in my office that need to be cataloged, returned to storage, or returned to their owners.  Fun times.

Installation of the Brader exhibition will begin in the next few days.  We have to completely reconfigure the gallery.  Even though we only have five days to turn the space around, we will be ready for the opening this Friday.  We always are.

Thank you, one final time, to our sponsor for the underwear exhibit:


1 comment:

Mary Shumar said...

The Unmentionables exhibit was outstanding!! It is fascinating to see all the ways we women have contorted ourselves for fashion over the years.

Thank you so much for creating the exhibit. We brought my 99-year-old father to see his wife's honeymoon nightgown and got some wonderful photos.