VHS announces programming to complement ‘Dressing Downton’ exhibit

Enjoy a viewing of The Great Gatsby and a textile arts class related to the styles shown in the featured exhibit.

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is offering a variety of programs to complement the special exhibition, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. The exhibition is on display through January 10, 2016.

From the Virginia Historical Society:

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Sunday, January 3
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Members: Free/Nonmembers: $2

Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby follows a cast of characters living on Long Island, New York, in the summer of 1922. The film explores themes of idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess. Starring Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan. No reservations required. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

See You In Class: Textile Arts of Dressing Downton
By Rebecca Rose
Thursday, January 7, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Members: $28/Nonmembers $35

Beading, lace, and embroidery all feature prominently in the costumes of  Downton Abbey®. This class begins with a tour of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times (ticket price included in class fee) followed by a discussion of needle arts from the same period and showing examples represented in the Virginia Historical Society’s collections. Participants are invited to bring one project they are currently working on or one they would like to share with the class.

Learn more and purchase tickets online here.

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