June 22, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century-Uncovering the Roddis Collection

Join Roddis Collection curator Edward Maeder as he takes you on an incredible journey back to 1972, when an unexpected and remarkable collection of perfectly preserved garments, letters, and artifacts were discovered in an attic in Marshfield, WI, part of the "Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century" exhibit. The exhibition includes over 100 historic garments, photographs and objects, as well as an online public-sourced exhibition. The project examines how Eiseman (1899-1988), an important Milwaukee-based fashion designer, created the style of the ideal Post War American child. Through the exploration of her distinctive designs, this project poses questions about the history of childhood, girlhood, race, accessibility, the fashion industry, and elite culture in the American Century.

Museum of Wisconsin Art
205 Veterans Ave
West Bend WI, 53095-3413

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