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Opening Reception: The Milliner in Culture and Couture

February 9th, 2014 -

Functional hats. whimsical hats, hats from bygone eras and from different global cultures will all be on display during this exhibition, examining the hat's enduring social and artistic significance. Over 160 hats will be featured, created by 40 contemporary milliners, many of whom are sought after by fashonistas around the world. Hands-on workshops and engaging lectures by fashion and art historians will introduce the public of all ages to the art of hat making.

Guests are encouraged to wear their most eye-catching headwear. If you don't have a hat, don't worry. Facinating pieces will be on sale in ArtWestchester's Art Shop.

RSVP's for the opening reception are required. Contact Lea Banks at or 914-428-4220 ext. 330.

Docent and curator tours are available for groups of 20 or less. Also contact Lea Banks, to book your group's visit.


Presented thanks to support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.