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5/6: Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection

Celebrate opening day with the Eskenazi Museum of Art as Kelly Gallett Richardson introduces Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection. In 2017, eight-time Academy Award–nominated and three-time Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Glenn Close donated her collection of more than 800 pieces and other items to the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Through a selection of costumes from the collection, the exhibition will explore the art of developing a character with a focus on the creativity and skills of the designers and makers, as well as the collaborative process between Close and the artists who help bring her characters to life. Featuring the work of award-winning costume designers—including Anthony Powell (101 and 102 Dalmatians), Ann Roth (The Stepford Wives) and James Acheson (Dangerous Liaisons)—the exhibition will include clothing and accessories that Close carefully collected from the beginning of her career. It will also showcase the artistry and handcraft of makers such as Barbara Matera and Katherine Marshall.Kelly Garrett Richardson is Curator of the Sage Collection.

May 6, 2021
4:00 p.m. PDT

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