HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. The term seems as prescient today as it did when Hurston first recorded it. Draped Down highlights the ways in which feminine beauty is constructed, traced and interpreted in painting and photography.

Fashion is a powerful tool that conveys message without words! Join this workshop for an opportunity to become a fashion designer and learn how to create fashion drawings based on works in Draped Down.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
1pm: Gallery Tour: Draped Down

2pm: Hands On: Dressed to Impress

To participate in these free admissions Sunday
gallery tours and Hands On activities, RSVP online.

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