UNC Asheville will host U.S. premiere of Costume at the Turn of the Century

Costume by Andrey Bartenev
Costume by Andrey Bartenev

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UNC Asheville will host the U.S. premiere of the international exhibition, Costume at the Turn of the Century: 1990-2015, from August 15 – September 28, in various galleries and spaces on campus. The exhibition will include more than 1,500 costume designs by more than 300 designers from 31 countries, and will feature artists’ drawings, digital renderings, videos and actual costumes.

The exhibition will include a special performance by UNC Asheville Professor of Music Wayne Kirby and Spanish costume and performance artist Maríaelena Roqué, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Highsmith Union Grotto. An opening ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library, followed by a reception at 6 p.m. in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall.

Costume at the Turn of the Century, which first opened in the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in Moscow in 2015, is curated by UNC Asheville Visiting Professor of Drama Igor Roussanoff. As part of this extensive exhibit that will extend onto the second floor of Zeis Hall as well as the Cooke and Blowers galleries, the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery will display costume designs by Roussanoff’s students.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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