Past Events

Grad Student Informal Meet-Up @ Virginia Tech

Fri, Apr 22, 2022
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Hosted by Virginia Tech Rhetoric Club 

Lecture: "Race WERK: A Fashion Rhetoric" @ Virginia Tech

Wed, Apr 20, 2022
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Hosted by the Virginia Tech Rhetoric Club

Panel: "Change is Gonna’ Come: Black LGBTQ Influences in Fashion" @ Smithsonian "Fashion, Culture, Futures" Symposium

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

“Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling” is a two-part symposium co-organized by the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. (Image: A silk and lace shawl that belonged to Harriet Tubman that was given to her as a gift from Queen Victoria. In the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C. Gift of Charles L. Blockson.)

Speaker: FIDM Museum "Collection Conversation" on Patrick Kelly with Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard

Fri, Feb 12, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

"The FIDM Museum is thrilled to welcome Patrick Kelly scholar Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard to our Instagram Live Collection Conversations series. Dr. Pritchard will discuss their upcoming biography of the designer, and share insights on the Kelly objects in the FIDM Museum Collection." Starts at 11am PST on Instagram. Join the conversation at @fidmmuseum. 


Thu, Jun 11, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm

"What role does memory play in recording and reflecting upon history? How can recording practices illuminate shifts around our expectation of truth, help to dismantle accepted and exclusionary histories, and serve as public advocacy? Join Cooper Hewitt as we explore these questions in light of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture, for which recollection and storytelling were integral to the shaping of the exhibition."


Panel: “Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Justice” @ Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Thu, Nov 14, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A panel with Tanisha C. Ford (U of Delaware) and Rikki Byrd (Northwestern U), moderated by Rhea Combs (Smithsonian/National Museum of African American History and Culture). Event part of the "Fashion, Anxiety, and Society" Series in conjunction with the BGC Gallery's exhibition French Fashion, Women, and the First World War. 

Guest Lecture: “Ancestorship and Diasporic Black Queer Fashion” @ UNC-Chapel Hill

Wed, Oct 30, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm

Guest Lecture in “Theory, Genre, and Memory/Memoir in "Black" Diaspora Literature and Art” Graduate Seminar of Dr. Meta DuEwa Jones, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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