Pocketbook Anthropology: A Treasure of Handbags
May 15 - July 26, 2009
May 15 - June 20
Pocketbook Anthropology: A Treasure of Handbags showcases more than 50 purses, dating from 1880 to the present day. Status, glamour, whimsy…the kind of purse a woman carries makes a statement. This quintessential feminine article is often a woman’s most indispensable and best-loved possession. Explore the cultural utility and meaning of purses in this sophisticated and quirky exhibit. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates and Volunteer Angels.
Susan Romaine, This Bag is Not a Toy, 2002, silk-screened fabric, Plexiglas, metal, 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 inches; courtesy Kiara Balish and ExhibitsUSA
May 15 – July 26
I Am Fashion: Haute Couture Handbags, features the diverse collection of Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, from vintage to contemporary styles that blur the line between design and function.
Andrea Stern, Is That You Mr. Dean?, 2006
Crochet, soy silk, alien, beads – 6 x 6 x 4