In 2017, the Weisman Art Museum received a collection of over 3,000 fairy-tale themed postcards from Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. As one of the most prolific scholars of folk and fairy tales, he has been influential in highlighting their social and political role in society. His collection of postcards from all over the world grew over decades of roaming flea markets and antiquarian stalls. This exhibition features a selection…
Fairy tales have long been connected to the world of clothing and fashion. It has been argued that the visual language of fairy tales is as deeply embedded into our collective consciousness as the tales themselves.
Over the course of the spring semester, University of Minnesota apparel design students have studied the visual language presented in The Wonderful World Before Disney—an exhibition that examines fairy tale iconography before Disney dominated the genre—and created 18 one-of-a-kind garments that draw on the moral, aesthetic, and political value of the tales.
Join us for a public presentation of their research and final designs on Wednesday, April 17.
Presented in partnership with WAM Collective, the UMN College of Design, the UMN Lighting and Theatre Department, and Juut Salon Spa.
The design showcase is sold out.