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May 31–August 14, 2011 at the Getty Center



The Medieval Clotheshorse
In this illustrated lecture, Roger Wieck, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, the Morgan Library and Museum, explores the evolution of late medieval fashions in northern Europe from the "fashion revolution" of 1330 to the early 1500s. Wieck discusses how artists used clothing as a kind of code to the social status and moral character of the people they depicted.

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall

Dressing the Part: Historical Costume in Film

Deborah Landis, Director of the David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design at UCLA, moderates a panel discussion on historical costume in film. Panelists include costume designer James Acheson (Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration).

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
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Curator's Gallery Talks

Bryan Keene, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Manuscripts, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition.

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.


GettyGuide™ Audio Player

Pointy hat or pointy shoes? Fashion followed trends even hundreds of years ago during the middle ages. Hear about some of the more outrageous Medieval fashionistas. Pick up an audio player in the Museum Entrance Hall.