Things have wound down for the summer months but there are still a few fun things to see and do. Another option is just to stroll through the city and explore all the new beautiful buildings that have gone up in recent years- personally, I am in love with the new Jean Nouvel tower at 100 11th Avenue, or enjoy some ice cream on the Highline.
The Dressmaker’s Art: Highlights of the Bruce Museum’s Costume Collection, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.
On view through September 5. Billed as the Bruce Museum’s major summer exhibition, The Dressmaker’s Art: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Costume Collection, features twenty-four elegant gowns and dresses along with displays of lavishly embellished accessories and underpinnings such as taffeta and lace petticoats, primarily taken from the collection of the Bruce Museum. Additional items are on loan from the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
Tiffany: Color and Light, Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, May 29-August 15, 2010.
Conceived by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and organized in collaboration with VMFA and the Musée du Luxembourg, “Tiffany: Color and Light” celebrates the work of the renowned designer who achieved original and spectacular effects in hand-blown glass vessels, leaded glass windows and lamps, and other decorative objects. The exhibition’s approximately 170 objects will include blown-glass vessels; lamps; leaded-glass windows; and decorative objects such as mosaics, bronzes and jewelry; along with paintings, watercolors, architectural elements and silver. Four of the windows, created for the Erskine and American United Church in Montreal, have never before been shown in the United States. http://www.vmfa.mediaroom.state.va.us/tiffany.htm
Teen Festival of Fashion: From Suffragists to Sirens (Ages 15-18) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, July 17, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Spend a Saturday with Heiresses, Gibson Girls, Bohemians, Suffragists, Patriots, Flappers, and Screen Sirens in the exhibition “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”and join in fashion activities, including a style studio, a session with a perfumist, fashion films, and a special hunt in the galleries!
Reinventing Glamour: American Fashion, 1960-Today. A lecture by Colleen Hill, Assistant Curator at The Museum at FIT. Wed., July 14, 1:30 p.m. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT.
Hill presents a lecture exploring American fashion design from the latter half of the 20th century. During this time, fashion was increasingly associated with jeans, t-shirts, and other casual sportswear, however a number of designers, such as Halston, Norman Norell, and Pauline Trigère, were making chic, technically innovative clothing that rivaled European styles. Her talk concludes with a discussion of inventive, contemporary American dressmakers and their place in today’s fashion industry.
ArtHamptons, Sayre Park, 154 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY July 9-11, 2010, Opening Preview Party: July 8, 2010, 6 pm to 9 pm, to benefit LongHouse Reserve. Fair Hours: Friday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm Sunday 11 am – 6 pm http://www.arthamptons.com/