February 8th, 2017

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Lunchtime Lecture Series

Our local museum, the aptly named San Jose Museum of Art, hosts of monthly, Wendesday at nnon, hour-long Luncheon Lecture series each of which is tied into one of their current exhibitions. Aaron and I have been attending these fairly regularly of recent months, three I think in the past four months all tied to the exhibition Beauty_Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.
Last week's was Textile in Fashion and Beyond. Presented by Matt Gerring, instructor in the School of Fashion Merchandising, Academy of Art University, San Francisco who talked about trends in fabrics and fibers. Below: The 'crowd', the speaker, the museum -the old section and the new with sculpture.

Aaron, characteristically, took notes. His favorite takeaway:
Fashion, like other visual arts, allows us to find meaning in our own bodies, interactions, wider cultures and to explore beauty on an intimate level.
Not unreasonable that this should ressonate with a transmale :)

Mine: (And I'll explin in another post why this idea ressonates to me )
Beauty is an legitimate way to fight authoritarianism.