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"Traje de luces (Bullfighter’s Costume)," 1876–1900 (detail).  Silk, linen, cotton, and silver metal.  Museo del Traje, Madrid.  ©Museo del Traje Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico, Madrid, Spain; chaquetilla CE005407–09.  Photo by Jesús Madriñán.

Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid's Museo del Traje

Meadows Museum / September 19, 2021 - January 9, 2022 / Dallas, Texas


This exhibition of Spanish jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children, marks the first major collaboration between the Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for Fashion) and an American museum. When viewed alongside Meadows’s paintings from the Enlightenment to the modern era, the pairings not only tell the story of how fashion trends in Spain changed over five hundred years, but also reveal how elements of a country’s history – such as its involvement with global trade or the formation of a national identity – are reflected in its dress.

Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, Texas