(02/18/20) Baton Rouge, La. — The LSU Textile and Costume Museum will celebrate the grand opening of its renovated and enlarged exhibition gallery on March 28.
The gallery is in the Human Ecology Building on the LSU campus at corner of Tower and South Campus drives. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 6:30.
The evening will feature special guest Anthony Ryan, winner of the reality television show Project Runway All Stars and alumnus of the LSU College of Agriculture textiles, apparel and merchandising program.
The opening exhibition in the new gallery, entitled A Look Inside: Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting History and Fashion, will feature a broad selection of the museum’s holdings, including the following highlights:
The Grand Opening exhibition can be viewed by the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from March 30 to April 6.
The exhibition Traje: Mayan Textile Artistry will open early Fall 2020 and will highlight the Mayan Guatemalan culture as depicted in almost 200 handcrafted pieces that, through their vibrant colors and design, convey the depth of artistry and creativity among the creators of traditional Mayan textiles and clothing.
The LSU Textile and Costume Museum will celebrate the grand opening of its renovated and enlarged exhibition gallery on March 28. Display pieces includes this 1960s hat. In the background is a 1938 SEC Championship LSU boxing robe and an LSU letterman’s sweater. Photo by Tobie Blanchard/LSU AgCenter.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture