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Library Exhibit, Fall 2019

“On Dress”: Form and Fashion Exhibit

Curated by Candace Reilly and Brian Shetler, this exhibit traces the history of fashion from the 19th century to the present. It explores the way we dress, from head to toe and from ordinary to extraordinary!

October 2, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Opening Reception for "On Dress" Exhibit
Location: Methodist Archives
Speakers: Candace Reilly, Brian Shetler, and guest from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The exhibit curators will discuss their process of putting together the exhibit and share their insights about the importance of fashion and theatre.

Opening Reception for "On Dress" Exhibit

Location: Methodist Archives
Speakers: Candace Reilly, Brian Shetler, and guest from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The exhibit curators will discuss their process of putting together the exhibit and share their insights about the importance of fashion and theatre.

Special Collections Comic Con

Location: Methodist Archives
Featuring guest speakers discussing superheroes and the fashion they inspire, this convention welcomes cosplayers, comic-enthusiasts, and all who are enthralled by heroes who wear capes. Artists, editors, and creators will be on hand to share their work and experiences.

Sex, Subversion, and Stolen Underwear: Fashion as a Tool of Resistance in 19th-Century D.C.'s Underground Queer Balls

Location: Methodist Archives
Author, journalist and LGBTQ historian Channing Joseph discusses his upcoming book, House of Swann, exploring the life of the first self-identified drag queen in U.S. history, William Dorsey Swann. Joseph's talk will examine the under-explored history of drag and LGBTQ+ subcultures, providing context for the fashion exhibit and the subversive act of queering fashion.

Drag Panel on Fashion and Camp!

Location: Methodist Archives
The theatrics of drag are back at the Methodist Archives! Drag queens use the elements of irony, camp, humor, gaudiness, and pageantry in their fashion and performance. Returning drag queen Pissi Myles and photographer David Ayllon are joined by opera-trained drag performer Jasmine Rice Labeija as they discuss what fashion means to the art of drag.

RSVP required: speccol@drew.edu

Local Lore of Ghosts and Monsters

Who or what haunts the campus of Drew University, and what roams the Pine Barrens of New Jersey? University Archivist Matthew Beland, and guest speaker Dr. Brian Regal share strange tales and oddities such as the legend of the Jersey Devil and the ghosts who haunt the Forest!

The Art of Paper Dolls: A Fashionable Stroll Down Memory Lane!

Location: Drew University Library Kean Room
In conjunction with “On Dress”: Form and Fashion, this paper doll fashion show will feature uniquely designed attire by Drew University students and demonstrate the merging of modern-day fashion with the classic template of the vintage paper doll.

Student Showcase: Watercolor Art Inspired by the Archives

Location: Methodist Archives
This showcase will highlight the work of students in Prof. Liana Piehler’s Watercolorist’s Craft class who have used special collections material to influence their work and inspire their imaginations. This event, conceived by student Bruce Dalziel, will show the works in a gallery setting and give students a chance to show off their archives-inspired creations!