Upcoming events at PAM for Hollywood Costume (Update)

I recently wrote a post about the new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, Hollywood Costume, going on now through July 6th. You can see my review/recap of my experience going through the exhibition here.

But I also wanted to quickly tell you about some events coming up that would be worth checking into if filmmaking and costume design are of interest to you, or if you just enjoy a good party.

On Saturday, April 5th at 10:30am, there will be a special Student Program for high school and college students/instructors. PAM Curator of Fashion Dennita Sewell will be discussing the difference between costume and fashion, and working in the fashion and film industries as well as the challenges of preparing exhibitions like Hollywood Costume and Hollywood Red Carpet. This is sure to be an amazing morning of fascinating discussion with a premiere expert and speaker on this subject. Pre-registration is required by emailing Education@phxart.org and the program is free. Again, this is limited to high school/college students and instructors. [This event is now over. It was interesting and very informative. I'll post a recap soon.]

Friday, April 11th, from 7-11pm will be the Hollywood Costume Party. This is bound to be a wildly fun night that you won't want to miss out on. Dance the night away at PAM dressed as your favorite Hollywood icon or film character. This epic costume party will feature live music, light refreshments, cash bar, gift bag from Sephora (score!), a costume contest, AND access to the Hollywood Costume exhibition all night. Can you believe it?! It's bound to be an amazing evening and such a great deal. Tickets are available at tickets.phxart.org for $25. Full information here.

The following day, Saturday, April 12th form 10am-4pm is the Hollywood Costume Symposium. You will NOT want to miss this. So get your tickets now! $50 includes admission to Whiteman Hall to hear several amazing speakers throughout the day, lunch, and admission to Hollywood Costume. Industry insiders, including Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Dale Wibben of Dale Wibben Studio, Dierdre Theiman Manager of Production Archives and Collections at Universal Studios, Beth Werling, Collections Manager of Material Culture at the Natural History Museum of LA, and specialty costumer Deborah Ambrosino. This spectacular line-up will be sharing amazing inside details of filmmaking costume design and production. I really can't emphasize enough how incredible this event is going to be, truly a once in a lifetime experience. Tickets for this event are also available at tickets.phxart.org. Full information here.

There will also be a selection of other lectures and film screening events that will give visitors a better understanding of how to look at films. For a full list see the events page at phxart.org or see the image below. I'll be attending many of these events and will try to post recaps/reviews for each one. Hope to see some of you there.


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