The renowned neo-gothic architecture of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol is the focus of the museums latest exhibition, “Architecturally Inspired: Fashion Celebrating the Old State Capitol.” Artists will display wearable creations inspired by the various architectural elements of the old statehouse from its brilliant stained glass dome to the quatrefoil pattern throughout the building. The exhibit will open July 2.
Artists from Louisiana State University’s Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, School of Theatre and School of Art and Design will display their handmade creations and will include a statement on the inspiration behind their designs. The exhibit will also feature historic pieces from LSU’s Textile and Costume Museum.
An opening reception will take place Thursday, July 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Pam Rabalais-Vinci, the director of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum, will give a presentation on Louisiana fashion from the start of statehood to present.
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol is operated under the direction of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.