American Museum in Britain 2017 Exhibitions
1920s Jazz Age, Fashion and Photographs
Joyce Petschek, Breaking the pattern
From 18th March – 29th October
I was lucky enough to be invited to the American Museum in Britain 2017 Exhibitions to a Preview of both Exhibitions on the eve of the official opening.
The setting is second to non and the presentation beautiful.
We started in The Gallery with a short introduction to the 1920s Jazz Age Fashion, on loan from The Fashion and Textile Museum, and The works of James Abbe, photographer of the Jazz Age.
The fashion was displayed in “themed sets”, the picnic, the cruise, the cocktail party, the wedding etc. etc..
Well described and perfectly lit. Sadly my photographs really don’t do justice!
The garments were beautiful, many hand stitched with stunning detail and some would not look out of place worn today.
The photography of James Abbe, no photographs of these as many are under copyrite, brought to life an age of ultimate glamour long gone, with many of his models being household names even today.
And then on to meet Joyce Petschek in The Museum and hear about her history and passion for Bargello needlework.
This is the first time a complete exhibition of her work is on show in Britain.
Her hand stitched works use natural dyed silk and each piece will take several months to a year to complete.
In addition to her unique wall textiles she is now “reworking antique furniture” with the use of her needlework.
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