Dress-Up: A Regional Portrait of ChildhoodDecember 16, 2011 - May 13, 2012
Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries
In conjunction with the 2012 program Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Children in the Arts, William King Museum will playfully evoke the lives and adventures of children growing up in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. At all social and economic levels, children tended to dress like miniature adults, with only slight differentiation in lengths of skirts or knickers. This exhibition will explore the interaction of art and fashion with children’s lives in the region, through examples of historic costume and period portraiture. Other items such as toys, furniture, and journals will compliment the subject of childhood from this bygone era.
WKMA continually brings new and exciting exhibits and artists to the museum experience. Explore what's next for us.
View works from our Permanent Collection of art, part of the WKMA experience year round, featuring our most enduring pieces.
The Sculpture Garden is a beautiful part of our museum grounds experience, and part of our permanent collection of art.
View previously exhibited work at the William King Museum of Art, a retrospective of past shows and galleries.
Support & Join
Become part of our story. Help us tell your story. Thank you for your support.See More