Fashion Fusion

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Thu., May 18, 7 p.m. 2017
Free to $25

Location Info:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
There should be surpluses of inspiration for the participating designers of Fashion Fusion, considering the heft of the “Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuba Art Since 1950” exhibition. The fashion show — a co-production of exhibition host Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Houston Community College — will be inspired by “Adiós Utopia,” which is the first showing of modern and contemporary Cuban art since the 1940s in the United States. As Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham curator of Latin American art, points out, this is one of the first instances of a major U.S. institution working with Cuba since diplomatic relations were re-established in 2015. Ramírez adds, “Social justice, history, sports and art had an important role…but design wasn’t necessarily developed during the time of the Cuban revolution. It will be very interesting to see what the [fashion-show designers] come up with.”

7 p.m. Thursday. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or see mfah.org. Free to $25.

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