Friday, February 06, 2009
The soul of the shoe: Shoe Exhibition
Strange things happen at the end of each decade and century. One of these is a fascination for shoes. Around the world shoe exhibitions are popping up again and "The Soul of the Shoe" (6th Feb -10th May 2009) is a new exhibition at the Wenham Museum Boston, and curated by Jane Bowers. On display are some of the museums’ own shoe collection as well as some on loan. These include shoes worn by celebrities such as the late Leona Helmsley (Ferragamo heels) and Jay Leno’s sneakers; athletes (basketball player, Larry Bird’s Chucks), and many others including bridal shoes from other countries as well as a collection of whimsical shoes made out of wire by students at Montserrat College of Art.