Public Programming

In the Fashion Archive! Research Showcase

Students conducted archival research in the ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum and then created a mood board with inspiration from their garment and time period. Euro-American historic fashions spanning from the 19th century to the present from ISU Textiles and Clothing Museum collection along with students’ research posters and mood boards will be on display.

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 1-3 pm
  • Location: First Floor Student Innovation Center
    • Interactive Research and poster session with historic fashions on display
    • Come and go as you please
  • Who: 108 undergraduate students in AMD 365 Fashion History !!: Mid-19th Century to the Present

Women Didn’t Always Wear Pants – Exhibition Opening

In this exhibition, we explore North American women’s fashions, specifically when they began wearing pants, in connection with their societal roles in the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 3:40-4:30 pm
  • Location: Morrill Hall 0017
  • What:
    • Exhibition opening with 10-minute curator talk at 4:00 pm
    • View the exhibition at your leisure and/or stay for the curator talk
  • Who: 7 undergraduate students in the honors seminar Fashion Musuems and Social Justice
    • Elena Escalada, Architecture
    • Hamelynn Harzman, Biology
    • Quinn Kelly, Public Relations
    • Olivia Ovrom, Interior Design
    • Katie Scheflen, Animal Science
    • Joslyn Sperry, Anthropology
    • Ella Townsend, Genetics
  • Light refreshments will be provided!

Childrenswear: Identity and Culture Around the Globe – Exhibition Opening

In this exhibition, we examine how children from cultural backgrounds around the globe express their identity through dress.

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 5-6 pm
  • Location: 1015 Morrill Hall, Mary Alice Gallery
  • What:
    • Exhibition opening with a 10-minute curator talk at 5:15 pm
    • View the exhibition at your leisure and/or stay for the curator’s talk
  • Who: Co-curators include Dorothy Vernon and Ivy Miller, undergraduate students in Apparel Merchandising and Design. Dorothy and Ivy curated the exhibition as part of their internship in te Textiles and Clothing Museum. They are both recipients of the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship
  • Light refreshments will be provided!

Borinquén: Fashion, History, and Agency – Undergraduate Research Lecture

Come learn about the brief history of Puerto Rico including Indigenous peoples, Spanish colonization, and the enslaved Africans forced to the island. Then, we will examine the ways that independence and colonization influenced fashions over time for individuals living on the island from the 15th century to the present.

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 10:20-10:45am
  • Location: 2019 Morrill Hall or via zoom
  • What:
    • 10-minute talk followed by Q&A
    • Nayali E. Acosta-Aviles, an undergraduate student in Apparel, Merchandising and Design will present her honors research for AMD 362 Cultural Aspects of Global Dress.
    • An example of Puerto Rican fashion will be on display!
  • Puerto Rican candy will be provided

Global Dress Undergraduate Research Showcase

Research showcase featuring about 20 objects ranging from a 19th century Chinese dragon robe to an embroidered Huipil from Mexico.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 10-11 am
  • Location: 2078 LeBaron Hall
  • What: Come see undergraduate student research about fashions from around the globe from the Textiles and Clothing Musuem. About 20 objects will be on display along with a corresponding research poster.
  • Who: 28 undergraduate students enrolled in AMD 362 Cultural Aspects of Global Dress
  • Light refreshments will be provided!

Need More Information?

Textiles and Clothing Museum

Morrill Hall
603 Morrill Road
Ames Iowa 50011-2100

Mailing address
31 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames Iowa 50011-107

Kelly L. Reddy-Best

Please check the Visiting/Engaging with the Museum page for hours and the Galleries page for dates when the exhibitions are open for viewing.