museums

A Museum Masquerading as a Circus

Met Gala goers were all decked out. But let’s not call it fashion.

May 9, 2019

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Met Gala: ‘Camp’ Says It All

Last year’s gala was pretty campy, but this year it’s official.

May 5, 2019

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Scents and Sensibility

Perfume is serious stuff, but its containers can be quite amusing.

March 21, 2019

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When Fashion Is Art

Clothing isn’t just clothing when it’s made by a pair of sisters from California.

November 25, 2018

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Museum Store Sunday!!

This little guy’s excited. Shouldn’t you be too?

November 22, 2018

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From Russia With Jewels

An exhibit at Hillwood Museum glows with treasures from a lost world.

September 20, 2018

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Norell: Elegant Then, Elegant Now

The “dean of American fashion” has some of his timeless clothes in a museum show.

March 27, 2018

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Hair We Go!

The most exotic fiber of all, in a stunning exhibition.

February 5, 2018

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Green Acre #81: US Botanic Garden Hits the Road

Cheering US’s oddball ‘Roadside Attractions.’ And, oh yeah, Christmas trees!

December 6, 2017

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‘Downton Abbey’ on Exhibit

You loved the show? Now you can walk through the manor’s rooms.

November 25, 2017

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Making Room for Americans

But not very much. A National Building Museum show explores micro apartments and other tiny living “solutions.”

November 11, 2017

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Murder Comes to the Renwick

These dollhouses are a far cry from fantasy interiors.

October 21, 2017

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Art Meets Fashion at Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear

All-star designers come to DC for the Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear show and sale at the National Building Museum.

September 21, 2017

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London’s V&A ‘Undressed’ Exhibit Is Coming to Pittsburgh

We talk with the Frick’s Sarah Hall about the history of underwear.

September 5, 2017

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Yves Saint Laurent: Why He Still Matters

Why? Because in this Richmond exhibit, you will recognize some part of your fashion past or present.

July 13, 2017

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Have a DC Culture Weekend

Lots to see, all at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

July 7, 2017

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On Exhibit in DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh

Hot or rainy outside? Take cover in a city museum.

June 21, 2017

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June Is Bustin’ Out All Over

Quiet museums, a brilliant light show and a corpse flower that doesn’t smell.

June 2, 2017

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