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Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, by Susanna Lewis (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale
Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, 1977, by Susanna Lewis (Private collection) Photo by Otto Stupakoff © Julie Schafler Dale
Exhibition

Off the Wall: American Art to Wear

November 9, 2019–March 12, 2020

Delight in the astonishing inventiveness and techniques of a generation of mixed-media artists who pioneered a new art form designed around the body. Coming of age during the dramatic cultural shifts of the 1960s and 70s, the artists in this distinctively American movement explored nontraditional materials and methods to create adventurous, deeply imaginative works.


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Sponsors

This exhibition has been made possible by Julie Schafler Dale, PNC, The Coby Foundation, the Arlin and Neysa Adams Endowment Fund, Catherine and Laurence Altman, the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other generous donors.

Curators

Dilys Blum, The Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles; and Mary Schoeser, independent textile historian and curator
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Learn how art to wear mirrored the concerns of artists who came of age in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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