For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar (exhibition)

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Title: For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar (exhibition)

Date: 2013-05-23 to 2013-06-09

Description: The spring 2013 historic clothing exhibition at Vassar College was entitled "For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar," and was curated by Arden Kirkland (VC Class of 1993) and Faculty Emeritus Holly K. Hummel,

In 2007, Vassar received a donation of four wedding dresses from the same Vassar family—three generations of dresses. The exhibition included these four dresses, plus a fifth dress on loan to represent the fourth generation, as well as other wedding wear and photographs collected over the years. The exhibition explored changing views of marriage over the last 160 years, including timely views on marriage equality.

The exhibition took place in the Palmer Gallery in the College Center, Main Building, at Vassar, from May 23 - June 9, 2013.

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Identifier

For Better and For Worse

Title

For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar (exhibition)

Alternative Title

For Better and For Worse

Description

The spring 2013 historic clothing exhibition at Vassar College was entitled "For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar," and was curated by Arden Kirkland (VC Class of 1993) and Faculty Emeritus Holly K. Hummel,

In 2007, Vassar received a donation of four wedding dresses from the same Vassar family—three generations of dresses. The exhibition included these four dresses, plus a fifth dress on loan to represent the fourth generation, as well as other wedding wear and photographs collected over the years. The exhibition explored changing views of marriage over the last 160 years, including timely views on marriage equality.

The exhibition took place in the Palmer Gallery in the College Center, Main Building, at Vassar, from May 23 - June 9, 2013.

Date

2013-05-23 to 2013-06-09

Subject

Weddings; Clothing and Dress; Vassar College; For Better and For Worse, exhibition at Vassar College, 2013

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Duration

18 days

Event Type

Exhibition

Participants

Arden Kirkland (curator), Holly Hummel (Associate Curator), Kenisha Kelly, Candace Schuster, Emily Alice Goddard, Alexandra Figler, Ruby Pierce, Bailey Strauss, Rebecca Endicott, the staff of the Drama Department Costume Shop, and numerous alumnae and alumni.

Citation

“For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar (exhibition),” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed December 3, 2023, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/3964.

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