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What We Wear

What We Wear

April 16 - August 10, 2007
David Filderman Gallery, 9th Floor, Axinn Library


What We Wear, an exhibition of garments and accessories from a variety of cultures and time periods, will be on display in the David Filderman Galley from April 16 - August 10, 2007. Included are examples of costumes from Africa, China, India, and the United States. A selection of hats, from Hofstra University's Special Collections will also be on view.

Elena Cevallos, Professor of Library Services, and Martha Kreisel, Associate Professor of Library Services, are the guest curators for this exhibition.

Chinese Woman's Robe
Chinese woman's robe, silk with hand-embroidery, 20th century.
Gift of Lilliana Teruzzi, Queens College Costume Collection

The exhibition What We Wear is presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference Defining Culture Through Dress: Individual and Collective Identities, April 19-21, 2007.


  • Converging Voices: Gender and Identity
  • Women in Contrast