Explore how both the designers of fashion and those who wear it—in our own time and long before—have challenged our understanding of the relationship of gender, clothing, and identity. “Gender Bending Fashion” (March 21–August 25) looks across a century of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion that has challenged rigid, binary definitions of dress, with more than 60 boundary-pushing designs. The workshop provides opportunities to hear from Michelle Finamore, the exhibition organizer and Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts, about how fashion has disrupted, blurred, and redefined societal and cultural conventions and expectations around gender. 

Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10


Teacher Professional Development Programs are supported by The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching. With additional support from Susan and Michael Haley, and the Brennan and Cianciolo Family Fund in memory of Vivian Monaco.