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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Perfect Fit—Shoes Tell Stories

The Perfect Fit—Shoes Tell Stories, is a new exhibition that explores the cultural meanings of shoes. The exhibition is at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts. On exhibition from the 6th June, 2009 will be approximately 120 objects from over 100 artists from all over the U. S. plus Canada and Israel. The show was curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan. Brockton, once known as the shoe capital of the world, was the largest U.S. producer of shoes during the Civil War and had a large and vibrant shoe industry until the mid-20th century. The exhibition will explore how shoes can tell stories, addressing topics such as gender, history, sexuality, race, class, and culture. All objects in the exhibit were created after 2003. After its premiere at Fuller Craft, this show will travel to other U.S. cities, dates and locations to be announced.

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