Join fellow educators for food, drinks, and free admission to William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in drop-in activities and learn more about the Mint Museum's resources for teachers.
Information & Amenities
Admission:Admission Details: For K-12 educators, Free
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation, ADA-compliant, Food/Beverage Service, Parking off site, Parking on site
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:Art, Exhibits, Lecture, Seminar & Workshop, Theater & Performing Arts
William Ivey Long on the set of Grease Live!, 2016. Photograph by David Korins
North Carolina native William Ivey Long is one of the most renowned theatrical costume designers working today. This exhibition, organized by The Mint Museum, explores Long's most recent work, from 2007 to today. It features the theatrical productions The Lost Colony (redesigned 2007–2008), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013), Little Dancer (2014), and On the Twentieth Century (2015), as well as the television specials Grease Live! (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016). Focusing on Long's process, it features sketches, swatches, mood boards, and other preparatory materials in addition to the costumes themselves. Because costume design is not an area in which the Mint collects, it provides visitors with exposure to this form of art and allow for comparison of the different goals of theatrical costume and fashion. The exhibition is co-curated by Annie Carlano and Rebecca Elliot.