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Reginald F. Lewis Museum Celebrates Black Men of Style

“Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity” is a show consisting of photographs and films featuring well dressed African American men. “Black Dandyism” is a style that combines African influence with European fashion. Curators at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum developed this show in response to concerns about the one sided images of black masculinity as shown through dress. Modern black dandyism developed as a reaction to young black me who wear informal styles such as baggy pants with boxer shorts showing. The curators seek to provoke discussion on black male identity and style. ...more...

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Vegas’ New Amanda Harris Contemporary Art Gallery

The Las Vegas Arts District recently welcomed a new gallery.  The Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art opened with its current show, a collection of work by Wess Dahl-Berg.  The Amanda Harris Gallery’s intention of providing a creative space that displays high quality and sophisticated contemporary art is realized by the art and events present and proposed.

Located in the ‘old’ downtown, the gallery is a short walk from Freemont Street …more…

Costume and the Cinema

The Durham Museum Presents “Cut!”

Omaha’s Durham Museum does a great job of offering a wide range of temporary exhibits, and through April 29th you won’t want to miss Cut! Costume and the Cinema. This exhibit features costumes from movies -or “cinematic couture” if you prefer to make everything sound even more sophisticated- from a variety of films that were all period pieces.

If you don’t consider movie costumes to be a form of art, you …more…

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Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

On November 13th, an exhibit entitled The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opened to the public at the Dallas Museum of Art.  This is the first time an exhibition honoring the designs and influence of Jean Paul Gaultier has been presented.  This is also the first time that the DMA has hosted an exhibit in which the art of fashion is explored.  It is …more…