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CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE EXPLORES FASHION AND CULTURALIDENTITY IN THE GLOBAL AGE

A Monthly Program at the Chicago Cultural Center, February through May

CHICAGO (JANUARY 27, 2016)—  The Chicago Cultural Alliance, the only organization of its kind in the US, representing 35 Chicago area ethnic museums, cultural centers, and historical societies, will embark on a 4-month program series on fashion and cultural identity in the global age.

Happening on Thursdays each month from February through May, the Chicago Cultural Alliance and its dynamic membership of ethnic museums and cultural centers will explore the origins and meaning behind what we wear every day, including the uniquestories clothing and accessories may have, the effects of purchasing “fast fashion” and what we cover or uncover about ourselves and our society through clothing. This four program series takes place 5:30-7pm Thursday February 11th, March 31st, April 28th and May 26th in First Floor Garland Room at the Chicago Cultural Center. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by calling 312-846-6814 x100 or by registering on our website.

The program features the amazing collections of Chicago Cultural Alliance Members the Latvian Folk Art Museum, Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, Indo-American Heritage Museum, Haitian American Museum of Chicago, Japanese American Service Committee, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and MORE. The programs include up-close and personal perspectives from representatives of the organizations above and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, professor at the School of the Art Institute, Dieter Kirkwood, professor at Columbia College and prestigious Chicago designer Katrin Schnabl. More exciting presenters and designers to be announced soon.