Even though Phoenix has a long way to go in bringing their fine arts up to par with San Fracisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston (the list goes on)... I must say, however, that the Phoenix Art Museum is one of my favorite local gems. The space is incredible, and they do a wonderful job bringing in exciting and fun exhibits. On February 21, 2009, the museum will be hosting and exhibition entitled, "Medievalism - Fashion's Romance with the Middle Ages." It looks pretty awesome! Here's a brief description from the art museum's website. "Featuring over 40 ensembles, accessories and rare books, this exhibition will show medieval influences on fashion designs of the early 19th century through current collections. From Mariano Fortuny’s luxurious velvet gowns to John Galliano’s haute couture armor for Christian Dior to current Gothic street style, this fanciful installation brings together fashions that evoke the sumptuous textures and elegant, flowing lines that capture the medieval spirit."
Anyone want to go with me?