The Glenn Close costume collection is on display at the Eskenazi art school

A collection of costume pieces by Glenn Close is currently on display at the Eskenazi School of Art.

In 2017, actress Glenn Close, eight-time Oscar nominee and three-time Emmy and Tony winner, donated her collection of over 800 pieces and other items to the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Through a selection of costumes from the collection, the exhibition explores the art of character development with an emphasis on the creativity and skills of designers and makers, as well as the collaborative process between Close and the artists who help bring its characters to life. . Showcasing 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 exhibit will feature clothing and accessories that Close has carefully collected from the the beginning of his career. It will also showcase the arts and crafts of designers such as Barbara Matera and Katherine Marshall.

A fully illustrated exhibition catalog, edited by Scala Arts Publishers, will accompany the exhibition.

The Art of the Character: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection is presented in partnership with Sage Fashion Collection at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. The exhibition is co-curated by Kelly Richardson, curator of the Sage Fashion Collection, and Galina Olmsted, associate curator of European and American art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art.

In order to maintain social distancing, a limited number of guests will be admitted to both Character Art: Highlights from the Glenn Close Costume Collection. We strongly encourage advance reservations for this special exhibition to minimize possible wait times, as walk-in availability may be limited.

All other galleries will remain open to the public without reservation. Questions regarding reservations for The Art of the Character should be sent to [email protected]

The exhibition is currently on sale until Monday, November 15, 2021.

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