Exhibition | “All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children & Their Families

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Exhibition:  “All Dressed Up:  Fashions for Children & Their Families

Where:  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

When:  Through December 1, 2013

All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families focuses on clothing from the late  eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, comparing and contrasting adults’ apparel with  children’s smaller styles. Garments and accessories from the Museum’s collection explore how  evolving concepts of childhood have shaped what was considered appropriate in the past, and  the relationship of young styles to those of adults; why girls and small boys both wore skirts;  the reason for extreme fashions like hoopskirts; who wore fancy clothes; and how children were  expected to behave where these clothes.”


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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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