Costumes worn by musicians, like all forms of fashion, are meant to establish individuality while also signaling one’s belonging to a particular group or community. On Monday, November 7th join fashion historian Sara Idacavage for a talk about the many ways in which musical artists construct their identities and inspire communities through style. This talk will also take attendees “behind the seams” of the performance costumes currently on display in the exhibition Georgia On My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music, from the outlandish stage looks worn by the B-52’s to the sophisticated styles worn by Ray Charles.
This event is part of UGA's annual Spotlight on the Arts celebration. The lecture is free and open to the public; a light reception will follow in the exhibition hall.