Medieval Dress Up: Virtual Art History Encore Presentation with Michael Norris

Online Event by Monmouth County Library Encore presentation of Medieval Dress-Up will be available to view via Library Webpage (registration not needed). We will look at styles from hats to heels, and from unmentionables to the gaudiest outer layers, to get a sense of everyday fashion for noblewomen, peasants, and everyone in between. Medieval paintings, sculptures, and tapestries will guide our eye, especially examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours received his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego and his MA in classics and PhD in Art History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the...

Crash Course in a Cotehardie (part 1)

On October 2nd and 3rd the amazing Taran Daestingr will share her professional skills with us! Coming learn pattern making, mock ups, and fitting, in this 2 part Cotehardie Class (Saturday and Sunday) You are encouraged to have fabric for making a mock-up as part of Part 1’s homework. If planning a bust- supportive garment, striped fabric (sheets or ordinary quilters cotton) is recommended, to help you pin evenly, cutting out and putting together your “mock up”.

Fashion in the Middle Ages (2018)

Much of what is known about medieval fashion is gleaned from the pages of manuscripts, which serve as a rich source of imagery. This volume provides a detailed look at both the actual fabrics and composition of medieval clothing as well as the period’s attitude toward fashion through an exploration of illuminated manuscripts in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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