Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport
March 24, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport celebrates the ideas embodied by the artists, poets and thinkers popular during the Aesthetic Movement (1870-1890), an important era of artistic experimentation here and abroad. The exhibition will feature a selection of furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, silver, paintings and costume illuminating the tenets of this “art for art’s sake” movement personified by its most influential impresario Oscar Wilde.
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons
June 26 - October 14, 2018
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons consists of four large framed portraits which are displayed in the second floor sitting room of The Elms, in which the seasons are depicted as an allegory of womanhood. The figures are nearly life-sized so that the viewer is confronted with the power and beauty of each woman. Read more.
Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation
May 27, 2017 - February 25, 2018
The Pierre Cardin exhibition celebrates the talent and vision of one of the world's most recognized and successful fashion designers. Featuring 42 original designs from his private archives, the exhibition represents M. Cardin's prolific career from the 1950s through 2016.
Fashion & Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson
January 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson pairs a collection of satirical illustrations with Gilded Age fashion pieces and accessories. Focusing on the life of “high society” in New York City, the illustrations invite the viewer to understand fashion as a vehicle for representing and interpreting societal ideals in the Gilded Age.