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HAREMS: WHAT HAPPENED THERE

Harem was a room in the house, which only the host, his sons and special servants were allowed to enter. In ancient time there were endless bloody wars and thousands men died on the battlefield. That is why men were trying to make as many women pregnant as possible in order to make flourish their

Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion and Photography Forum – Session 1

Ready? Good morning. I’m John Jacob McAvoy family curator for photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to today’s forum Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion, and Photography. From the perspective of art history the invention of photography is a relatively recent occurrence, and the appearance

Introduction to FASHION AS DESIGN

Welcome to Fashion as Design a course brought to you by The Museum of Modern Art. I am Paola Antonelli. I’m a senior curator in Architecture and Design at MoMA. I’m Michelle Millar Fisher. I’m a curatorial assistant at MoMA. Stephanie Kramer, research assistant at MoMA. And we’re all brought here together by a great

Joshua Reynolds and Fashion

Today we are at the Wallace Collection and after looking at Reynolds’s paintings we would like to explore the fashion style that featured in them. We’re now going to be hearing from the Head of Education, who will tell us about fashion in the eighteenth century. Well just like today there was a huge range