Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wedded Perfection Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns » Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

While everyone is running around championing the cause of gay marriage (and I say, "Why not double the business for the divorce lawyers?"), I am currently very much opposed to, down on, against and otherwise fed up with the "institution" of marriage; however, that doesn't stop me from drooling over the fact that the Munson Williams Proctor Art Museum has just opened a new exhibit titled, "Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns", featuring a collection of more than 50 wedding gowns dating from the late 1700s to today (Meh - I couldn't care less about anything after 1950 or so....)
The exhibit, on loan from the Cincinnati Art Museum, "will explore the origin of western bridal traditions, periods when the ‘traditional’ white wedding dress was not worn, trend-setting wedding dresses, contemporary and avant garde wedding dresses, and influential designers." and "women’s role in society and within the institution of marriage with the evolving aesthetics of wedding gowns".
I may head over there this weekend, camera in hand, to check it out.


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