Exhibition: Our Hearts on Our Sleeves

A gypsy cocktail dress from 1970 by Sandra Kemp, the first woman to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s fashion design program.

What: Our Hearts on Our Sleeves

When: April 28, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Where: The Valentine Museum, Richmond VA

Our Hearts on Our Sleeves examines Richmond’s longstanding infatuation with the arts as articulated through individual style and communal support of avant-garde fashion and fiber art. Like the murals that adorn the city’s buildings, textiles adorn citizen’s bodies uniting artistic expression with self-actualization, creativity with civic service, and traditional techniques with profound irreverence.”

Learn more in an article from Style Weekly:
A New Fashion Exhibit at the Valentine Takes a Glimpse at Richmond’s Most Notable Arts Patrons




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