Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture: The Tanagras, Greek Dress, and Femininity

Friday March 22, 2024 03:30 AM EDT
Cost: Free
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The Tanagras reflect the profound significance of dress for the construction of feminine identity in Classical and Hellenistic Greece. The Tanagras, discovered in the late 19th century, revolutionized European understanding of ancient dress practices. They provided crucial evidence for ancieny Greek attire, shaping our modern typologies and nomenclature of garments and accessories. Dr. Mireille M. Lee’s Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture explores how the Tanagras reflect the profound significance of dress for the construction of feminine identity in Classical and Hellenistic Greece, linking ancient practices to late 19th-century fashion.

The John Laszlo, M.D. Excalibur Lecture was established through the generosity of Dr. Laszlo’s family and friends in honor of his retirement from the American Cancer Society. This year’s Laszlo Lecture is the keynote address for the colloquium, Classical Drapery and Dress Reform.

“Recasting Antiquity: Whistler, Tanagra, and the Female Form” galleries will be open for viewing from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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