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Field Museum fashion exhibition starts Sept. 14
2012-08-29

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The Field Museum's newest exhibition, "Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto," will run Sept. 14-June 16, 2013.

The exhibition explores the world of design, mixing artifacts hand-selected from the museum's collections by esteemed Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto along with contemporary pieces Pinto created.

In 2010, Pinto selected objects that inspired her in collaboration with Alaka Wali, the museum's curator in North American anthropology. Pinto's artistic perspective includes items such as a crocodile skin vest, a parka made of bird skins and a necklace made of woven monkey fur.

The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. See www.FieldMuseum.org .


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