Join us as we travel to the Cleveland Art Museum. This session highlights the museum’s special exhibition, Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession. Egyptian art has long served as a primary inspiration for fashion designers, solidifying the legacy of Egyptomania—the influence of the art of ancient Egypt. This exhibition brings together around 50 objects that explore the influence of Egyptomania in fashion by juxtaposing contemporary fashion and jewelry loaned from around the world with fine and decorative artworks from the CMA collection. Discussion includes designers’ interpretations of themes such as Egyptian dress, funerary process, and religion that shape our contemporary perceptions of ancient Egyptian culture.
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