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Conventions and Events * Local Exhibits * Beyond Exhibits * Craft/Quilt Shows

Upcoming Conventions and Events in the Pup Zone

For more see: ICG Mega Convention List


KotoriCon (anime)
To be held January 9 - 10, 2015
Sewell, NJ

GAFilk 2015 (filk)
To be held January 9 - 11, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Arisia '15
To be held January 16-19, 2015
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston MA

MarsCon 2015 (Virginia)
To be held January 16 - 18, 2015
Williamsburg, VA

G-Anime (anime)
To be held January 23 - 25, 2015
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Setsucon (anime)
To be held January 24 - 25, 2015
State College, PA

TempleCon 2015 (steampunk, gaming, more)
To be held February 5-8, 2015
Warwick, RI

To be held February 13-15, 2015
Timonium, MD

Boskone 52 (literary, gaming, filk)
To be held February 13-15, 2015
Boston, MA

Katsucon 2015 (anime, cosplay)
To be held February 13-15, 2015
National Harbor, MD

Dreamation 2015 (Gaming, LARP)
To be held February 19-22, 2015
Morristown, NJ

Total Confusion 29 (gaming, minitures, costuming welcomed)
To be held February 19-22, 2015
Mansfield, MA

Wicked Faire (Adultish +16yrs, Renfair, music)
To be held February 20-22, 2015
Somerset, NJ

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held February 21, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL

AnachroCon 2015 (steampunk)
To be held February 27 - March 1, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Cardboard*Con 2015 (one-day cardboard costuming)
To be held March 7, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Monster-Mania Con 30 (horror, media)
To be held March 13-15, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ

Zenkaikon 2015
To be held March 27-29, 2015
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

(Re)Generation Who (Doctor Who)
To be held March 27-29, 2015
Cockeysville, MD

Eyecon - Vampire Diaries (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held March 27-29, 2015
Wilmington, NC

Conference on Middle Earth 2015 (Literary, Tolkien and his writings)
To be held March 28-29, 2015
Albany, NY

Castle Point Anime Convention (one day anime)
To be held March 29, 2015
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

Jaycon 6 (anime, cosplay)
To be held March ??, 2015
Elizabethtown, PA

??MangaNEXT (manga)
To be held March ??, 2015

??SheVaCon 22
To be held March ??, 2015
Roanoke, VA

Anime Boston 2015 (anime)
To be held April 3-5, 2015
Boston, MA

Ad-Astra 2015
To be held April 4-6, 2015
Toronto, ON

Maelstrom 2015 (gaming)
To be held April 10-12, 2015
Morristown, NJ

221B Con (Sherlock Holmes)
To be held April 10-12, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Steel City Con 2015 (media, toys, comics)
To be held April 10-12, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

East Coast Comicon
To be held April 11-12, 2015
Meadowlands, NJ

Star Wars Celebration
To be held April 16-19, 2015
Anaheim, CA

JordanCon (Robert Jordon)
To be held April 17-19, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held April 17-19, 2015
Marlborough, MA

Tora-Con (Anime)
To be held April 18-19, 2015
Rochester, NY

RavenCon 2015
To be held April 24-26, 2015
Richmond, VA

Treklanta (Star Trek and other SF shows)
To be held April 24-26, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Chiller Theater (media)
To be held April 24-26, 2015
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ

Days of the Wolf - Teen Wolf (Creation Con)
To be held April 25-26, 2015
Whippany, NJ

Tanoshiicon 2015 (manga, anime, tea party)
To be held April 25, 2015
West Chester, PA

ChaseCon Expo (media, cosplay, gaming)
To be held April 25, 2015
Saratoga, NY

Eastern Shore Fan Con (one day, anime, comics, cosplay, video games) Facebook
To be held April ??, 2015
Princess Anne, MD

NYC 19th Century Extravaganza
Facebook for other events
To be held April ??, 2015

National Haunters Convention 2015
To be held May 1-3, 2015
Greater Philadephia Expo Center at Oaks
Oaks, PA

Philadelphia Comic Con (Wizard World)
To be held May 7-10, 2015
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Albacon 2014 ½
May 8-10, 2015
Albany, NY

Costume-Con 33
"Buccaneers Belles & Bootleggers"
May 15-18, 2015
Inn Place Airport Hotel
Charleston, SC
Great costume convention, Y'all!

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con
To be held May 15-17, 2015
Altoona, PA

Steampunk World's Fair
(Steampunk Empire - a site to find other events everywhere and people!)
To be held May 15-17, 2015
Radisson of Piscataway, Piscataway, NJ

MISTI-Con (Harry Potter)
To be held May 21-25, 2015
The Margate on Winnipesaukee
76 Lake Street in Laconia, NH 03246

Anime North
To be held May 22-24, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Anime North is an ICG International Convention!

Balticon 49
To be held May 22-25, 2015
Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
Baltimore, MD

Timegate (Dr. Who and Stargate etc)
To be held May 22-25, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Awesome Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held May 29-31, 2015
Washington DC

New Jersey Renaissance Fair
To be held May 23-24, 30-31 and June 6-7, 2015
Bordentown, NJ

EerieCon 17
To be held May ??, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

Clovercon (one day, anime)
To be held May ??, 2015
Bridgewater, NJ

Watch City Festival
May ??, 2015
Waltham, MA

AnimeNext (anime)
To be held June 12-14, 2015
Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset NJ

Anime Mid-Atlantic 15 (anime)
To be held June 19-21, 2015
Chesapeake, VA

Capital Con DC
To be held June 19-21, 2015
Washington, DC

PortConMaine 2015
To be held June 25-28, 2015
South Portland, Maine

ShinkouCon (Anime, cosplay) (Facebook)
To be held June 26-28, 2015
Secaucus, NJ

Museum Mile Festival
To be held June ??, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm
Nine major museums along Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street
(basically, from the Met to El Museo del Barrio) are open late with free
admission. Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic; there are street perfor mers,
artists, food vendors, etc. Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, NYC NY

Official Star Trek Con (Creation Con)
To be held June ??, 2015
Boston, MA

New York City Experience (comics, media)
To be held June ??, 2015

Dexcon 17 (gaming)
To be held July 1-5, 2015
Morristown, NJ

ConnectiCon (anime)
To be held July 9-12, 2015
Hartford, CT

Official "The Vampire Diaries" Con (Creation Con)
To be held July 17-19, 2015
Parsippany, NJ

Otacon 2015 (anime)
To be held July 24-26, 2015
Baltimore, MD

To be held July 31 - August 2, 2015
Windsor Locks, CT

2nd Annual NYC Steampunk Weekend (various events check website for locations)
Absinthe Heroes and Voltaire – NYC Steampunk Musical
To be held July ??, 2015
NYC and Brooklyn, NY

Ryu-Kon (anime, gaming, steampunk theme)
To be held July 10-12, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

Confluence 2015 (PARSEC organizers)
To be held July 24-26, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsic War 44 (SCA Event)
To be held July 24-August 9, 2015
Cooper's Lake Slippery Rock, PA

Costume College (Facebook)
To be held July 30-August 2, 2015
Woodland Hills, CA

Chibi G-Anime (anime)
To be held July ??, 2015
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Shore Leave
To be held August 7 - 9, 2015
Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD

BronyCon (My Little Pony)
To be held August 7 - 9, 2015
Baltimore, MD

LI-Con 2 (I-Con news)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Ronkonkoma, NY

ComiCONN (comics, anime and SF Collectibles)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Bridgeport, CT

North American Discworld Convention 2015
Facebook Page
ANNOUNCEMENT - NADC will be part of the Worldcon Sasquan
To be held August 19-23, 2015
Spokane, WA

"Sasquan" The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention 2015
To be held August 19-23, 2015
Spokane, WA

Star Fleet International Conference 2015 (Star Trek)
To be held August 21-23, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

In-CON-Ceivable 2015 (comics, gaming, media, costuming, comedy)
To be held August 28-30, 2015
Northampton, MA

Monster-Mania Con 31 (horror, media)
To be held July 31 - August 2, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ

Boston Comic Con (Media, comics, Anime)
To be held July 31 - August 2, 2015
Boston, MA

Otakuthon (anime)
To be held August ??, 2015
Montreal, QB, Canada

DragonCon (multi-Genre, costuming)
To be held September 4 - 7, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Tons of Costuming!

CampAnime (anime, camp activities)
To be held September 11-13, 2015
Woodstock Valley, CT

RocCon! 2015 (Sci-Fi, comics, anime)
To be held September 11-13, 2015
Rochester, NY

Salute to "Supernatural" (Creation Convention)
To be held September 25-27, 2015
Meadowlands Expo Hall
Secaucus, NJ

New York Renaissance Faire
To be held August 1 - September 27, 2015
Tuxedo Park, NY

2015 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
To be held Sunday September ??, 2015 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.
Ft. Tyron Park NYC, NY
One day, $2 voluntary donation and the Cloister Museum is located there too!

Salute to "Supernatural" (Creation Convention)
To be held October 2-4, 2015
Cambridge, MA

Monster-Mania Con 32 (horror, media)
To be held October 2-4, 2015
Hunt Valley, MD

NYC Comic Con
To be held October 8-11, 2015
Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, NYC

Capclave 2015
October 9-11, 2015
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Steampunk unLimited (steampunk train ride, food, music)
To be held October 16-18, 2015
Strasburg Railway
Strasburg, PA

Another Anime Convention (anime)
October 16-18, 2015
Manchester, NH

Anime USA (anime)
To be held October 30 - November 1, 2015
Washington, DC

International Steampunk City
October ??, 2015
Speedwell Village
Morristown, NJ

Anachronism NYC/Goblin Market (one-day Steampunk, performers)
October ??, 2015
225 East Houston St, NYC, NY

October ??, 2015
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J.

???NYC Collectible Paperback and Pulp Fiction Expo 2014 (books, pulp mags)
October ??, 2015

World Fantasy Con 2015 (literary)
November 5-8, 2015
Saratoga Springs NY

Metatopia 2015 (game design & pub)
To be held November 5-8, 2015
Morristown, NJ

Nekocon 18 (anime)
To be held November 6-8, 2015
Hampton Roads, VA

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 6-8, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Long Island's Doctor Who Convention (Dr. Who)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY

AtomaCon (media arts: makup/props/costuming/film/etc, science, literature, gaming, media)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
North Charleston, SC

Animaine (anime)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
South Portland, ME

SFContario 6
To be held November 20-22, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held November 21-22, 2015
Framingham, MA

ChessieCon 2015 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 27-29, 2015
Timonium, Maryland

ChessieCon 2015 (by TSFS of DarkoverCon)
To be held November 27-29, 2015
Timonium, Maryland

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held November ??, 2015
Bordentown, NJ

FaerieCon East 2015
To be held November ??, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD

Albany Comic-Con (comics, costume contest)
To be held November ??, 2015
Albany, NY

Nerdacon (anime, gaming, LARP, Costuming)
To be held November ??, 2015
Columbus, GA

Philcon 2015
To be held November ??, 2015
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

??Reversed Polarity (Dr. Who)
To be held November ??, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Smofcon 33 (convention running)
To be held December 4-6, 2015
Fort Worth, TX

Wintercon: New York Comi & Sci-Fi Expo (one-day, comics, media, costuming, cosplay, gaming)
(New York ComicBook Marketplace)
To be held December 5-6, 2015
Jamaica, NY

Derpy 2014 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held December ??, 2015
Morristown, NJ


??POSTPONED UNTIL 2016: Lunacon 2015
To be held March 18-20, 2016
Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook NY
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

Upcoming Worldcon Info
MidAmeriCon - 74st World Science Fiction Convention
To be held August 17-21, 2016
Kansas City, MO

Official Star Trek Con (Creation Con)
To be held August 26-28, 2016
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ

International Discworld Convention (Discworld)
To be held August ??, 2016
Manchester, UK

Local Exhibits

Winterthur-Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE 19735

"The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament"
This exhibition showcases the evolution of needlework and the prominent role it played in women’s lives
during the 17th through 19th centuries. It opens with the diligence and skill required to learn and excel
at needlework and delves into the various applications of the skill with sections on diligence, profit, pleasure,
and ornament, featuring stunning visual examples
To be held August 23, 2014 – July 5, 2015

"A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life"
"Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including
decorated manuscripts, textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions
from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser."
To be held March 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016

"Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light"
"Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is comprised of three windows, 16 lamps, and 75 pieces of opalescent flat glass that illustrate the rich expanse of color and light available to the artists at the Tiffany Studios."
To be held September 5, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Past Exhibits:
Online Museum

?? "Costumes of Downton Abbey"


Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth St
Hartford CT 06105

"Inspired by the Past: Works by Robert Charles Hudson"
A fourth-generation quilter, Hudson weaves together techniques and oral traditions
handed down from his great-grandmother.
To be held March 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016

"Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories"
The objects will bridge centuries, locations, ethnicities, and cultures, each detailing a
distinct personal experience, idea, or action.
To be held April 2, 2015 – September 12, 2015


African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Past Exhibits:
An article about "Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection"
Some pictures from :"Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection"


Montclair Museum of Art
3 South Mountain Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Past Exhibits:
From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts


City of New York Museum
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

"Gilded New York"
Inaugurating the Museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the
city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their
money as never before.  The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry,
portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century.
To be held November 13 - Ongoing

Past Exhibits:
"Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future"
"Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced"


Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th Street
Between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
New York City, NY

"Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette"
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette examines the extraordinary ways
in which women and men have shaped their bodies into distinctive silhouettes in the name of fashion.
To be held April 3 to July 26, 2015

"The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing"
tells the story of that past through tactile and interactive displays that will stimulate
new questions about how we interact with and use computers.
To be held April 3 to July 19, 2015

"Swedish Wooden Toys"
To be held September 2015 to January, 2016

Past Exhibits:
"Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture"
"Carrying Coca: 1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas"
"An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928"
"William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain"
"Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935"
Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010
Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones


Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, NYC, NY
Calender of events and speakers
Listing of world wide exhibits

"Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits"
Throughout the past 150 years of fashion history, couture copies, diffusion lines, and
licensing agreements have blurred the line between what is genuine and imitation.
To be held December 2, 2014 - April 25, 2015

"Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s"
"Yves Saint Laurent and Halston were the most famous and influential fashion designers of the 1970s. Drawing inspiration from menswear, foreign cultures, and historical periods, Saint Laurent and Halston crafted a new, chic, and modern way of dressing that became synonymous with the sexy and glamorous lifestyle of the decade."
To be held February 6, 2015 - April 18, 2015

"Lauren Bacall: The Look"
A celebration of the film and theater star’s unique style in which Bacall’s own garments
take the spotlight. The exhibition will also explore Bacall’s personal relationships with
several of the fashion designers who dressed her.
To be held March 3 - April 4, 2015

Visit Their Online Exhibit Galleries:
"Exposed: A History of Lingerie"
"Dance and Fashion"
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket
All Past Exhibits
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk
Shoe Obsession
Boots: The Height of Fashion
Fashion & Technology
Ivy Style
Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part One
Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two
Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
Daphne Guinness
"Japan Fashion Now" will be the first exhibition to explore how Japanese fashion
Vivienne Westwood 1980-89
"His and Hers" examples from 250 years of fashion


Discovery Museum Exhibit:
Discovery Times Square Exposition
226 West 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave), NYC, NY

"Body Worlds: Pulse"
To be held June 2013 - ??

"Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N."
To be held May 23 2014 - ??

Past Exhibits:
"The Bricks are Back - Legos" Shipwreck
The Art of the Brick - Legos
Harry Potter Exhibit
Terra Cotta Warriors
CSI Exhibit


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection"

The planes, trains, and automobiles of Frederic A. Sharf’s—and the world’s—dreams in one place.
There are “spin-dizzies,” concept cars, see-through model planes, and a train that lights up.
To be held November 15, 2014 – May 10, 2015

"Gold and the Gods - Jewels of Ancient Nubia"
This dazzling exhibition focuses on the Museum’s world-class collection of jewelry from Ancient Nubia
(located in what is now Sudan). The Nubian adornments housed at the MFA constitute the most comprehensive
collection outside Khartoum.
To be held July 19, 2013 - May 14, 2017

"Hollywood Glamour - Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen"
"Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” presents designer gowns and exquisite jewelry
from the 1930s and ‘40s—the most glamorous years of Hollywood film."
To be held September 9, 2014 - March 8, 2015

and more
Past Exhibits:
"Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection"
Think Pink
Jewels, Gems, and Treasures Ancient to Modern
John Singer Sargent Watercolors
Hippie Chic
Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Embroideries of Colonial Boston
Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain
Scaasi: American Couturier


The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028

"Death Becomes Her - A Century of Mourning Attire"
This Costume Institute exhibition will explore the aesthetic development and cultural implications
of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
October 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015

"Kimono A Modern History"
Galleries 224–232
"This autumn, the Arts of Japan Galleries will be transformed into a dazzling fashion show of kimono
from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Translated literally as "thing to wear," the kimono
has gone through major transformations throughout history: in the Edo period (1615–1868) it was an
everyday garment, and now it is worn mainly on special occasions and collected as "traditional Japanese art."
September 27, 2014 – January 19, 2015

"Arms and Armor - Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014"
This exhibition will focus on approximately thirty works from Europe, the United States, Japan, India,
and Tibet acquired between 2003 and 2014. Beyond the well-established categories of finely decorated armor,
edged weapons, and firearms, the selection will feature drawings and prints, textiles, and other materials that
are vital, but often unrecognized, aspects of the understanding and appreciation of arms and armor as a
universal art form.
November 11, 2014 – December 6, 2015

"Treasures from India - Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection"
This exhibition of some sixty jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani
will provide a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the present day,
with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.
October 28, 2014 – January 25, 2015

"China: Through the Looking Glass"
High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art,
as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.
May 7, 2015 – August 16, 2015

"Fabergé from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection"
November 22, 2011 - Long Term

...and more

Past Exhibits:
"Charles James: Beyond Fashion"
"Unique by Design: Studio Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection"
"Radiant Light - Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral"
"Jewels by JAR"
"Silla Korea's Golden Kingdom"
"Furniture by Abraham and David Roentgen on loan from the Kunstgewerbemuseum,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin"

"Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim"
"Interwoven Globe The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800"
PUNK: Chaos to Couture
Search for the Unicorn
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf
Gems of European Lace, ca. 1600–1920
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
Bellini, Titian and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection
The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini
Art in Renaissance Venice 1400-1515
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

And many more Exhibits here and the Cloisters
check out clothing from the previous exhibit:
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940
Look here to find the Collection Database


The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

"Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe"
The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the
groundbreaking French couturier.
September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015

Past Exhibits:
"Exhibitions: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"
Exhibitions: "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts


The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
You can enjoy Walking through the park and greenhouses.

Past Exhibits:
"Knit, Purl, Sow"
Knit, Purl, Sow brings together textile and knitting artists in an exhibit


Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Main building: 26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
Perelman building: Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues Philadelphia, PA 19130

"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots"
Established in 1950, the family-owned Swiss company Vitra is one of the most innovative design firms
in the world. Renowned for its functional yet inspiring interior designs, furniture, and accessories,
Vitra is internationally recognized for its creative partnerships with design visionaries such as
Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, and Verner Panton.
November 22, 2014 - April 26, 2015

"Silver and Gold Fashions since 1960"
(Costume and Textiles Study Gallery)
Explore this presentation of glamorous and glittering dresses and accessories that utilize metallics
in fashion-forward ways. See how designers Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin,
Geoffrey Beene, Paco Rabanne, Rudi Gernreich, and others have used sparkling fabrics, embroidery,
sequins, beads, and linked rings to put a twinkle in your eye..

Past Exhibits:
"Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love"
"Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly"
"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots"
All Dressed Up: Fashions For Children and Their Families
CandyCoated Wonderland
Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear
Roberto Capucci: Art into Fashion
The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Masculine Dress
Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850–1925


DAR Museum
1776 D St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

"Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia"
October 3, 2014 – September 5, 2015

"Treasures Of the DAR Museum"
The exhibition, looks at quilts and their makers from Maryland and Virginia 1790 to 1860.
The quilts, made from the finest imported fabrics of the time, reflect the refined taste, style,
and wealth of the women artists. October 3, 2015 – August 30, 2016

Past Exhibits:
"Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America"
"Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925"


Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

"Cartier - Marjorie Merriweather Post"
One of Cartier’s most important and enduring clients, Marjorie Merriweather Post commissioned some
of the most exquisite jewelry sets, fashionable accessories, and finely-crafted jeweled frames
of any American collector.
June 7th 2014 to January 11, 2015

"Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern"
Explore the beauty and myriad functions of vessels. Discover the rich history of the box, from the enshrinement
of sacred relics to receptacles for tobacco or makeup.
February 15th 2015 to June 7th 2015

"Ingenue to Icon: Seventy Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post"
From debutante to tastemaker, from ambassadress to social Grande Dame, Marjorie Merriweather Post
intentionally used apparel to define her multiple roles...(This exhibit)..examines Post’s fashion
as she moved through days, seasons, and decades as one of the most prominent American women of the
twentieth century.
June 6th 2015 to December 31, 2015

Past Exhibits:
"Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage"
Pageant of the Tsars - The Romanov Coronation Album
Pret - A _Papier: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle De Borchgrave
Wedding Belles


The Textile Museum
Check here for the many current textile exhibits
2320 S St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008


National Geographic Society Museum
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Past Exhibits:
Real Pirates
Samurai: The Warrior Transformed
Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England’s Dark Ages


James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine St
Doylestown, PA

"Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography"
Among the first major exhibitions treating astrophotography as an art genre and presents new scholarship
in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition features more than 100 images by 35 artists from around the
world, including Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff,
Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacqueline Woods.
October 28, 2013 - January 26, 2014

Past Exhibits:
"From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY Beyond the Icon"
Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery
Quilt Art: International Expressions
Icons of Costume: Hollywood's Golden Era and Beyond


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York

"In Company with Angels and Tiffany"
In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows, an exhibition of stained glass angels created in 1902
in the renowned studios of one of the most illustrious designers of the early 20th century, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).
June 14 - January 4, 2014
Past Exhibits:
"Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons
The Arts and Influence of Japan"

"The Golden Age of European Painting"
October 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015


The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave
36th Street, NYC, NY

"Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland"
This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account
of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
June 26, 2015 through October 11, 2015

Online Exhibit:
"The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece"
"Marks of Genius: Treasures of the Bodleian Library"
"Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France"
The Little Prince: A New York Story
Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin
Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands


Penn Museum
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA.


Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University
1003 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083


Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ

Past Exhibits:
Avatar: The Exhibition


Stickley Museum:
Route 10 West at Manor Lane
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Past Exhibits:
Styling an American Family: The 1910s at Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms
Some Pictures from Styling an American Family (and more)
An article about the show
(Highly recommended by the Pups!


New York Public Library
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City, NY

Past Exhibits:
"The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter"
Katherine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen
"Katherine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen," an exhibition of Katherine Hepburn's costumes,
at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. It includes 40 of her costumes.


Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square (across from Lincoln Center)
New York, NY

Recent exhibit:
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art
Ooh, Shiny
Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America
Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined
Super Stars - Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum


Check for other locations
HBO: Game of Thrones Exhibit
January 27, 2015 - February 2, 2015 ?? New York City, NY


Beyond our Region Exhibits

Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, NYC, NY
Listing of world wide exhibits

Harry Potter Exhibit
Really stellar exhibit of props and costumes from the movies
The Odysseum
Cologne, Germany
October 3, 2014 - ??


Museum of Fine Arts
1380, Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1J5 Canada

"Wonders and the Mirage Orientalism Benjamin-Constant in His Time"
First major exhibition on Orientalism in Canada, this new retrospective of a famous painter of the Belle Epoque,
Benjamin-Constant, will find his brilliant colorist sunny palette by trips to Moorish Spain and in Morocco of cherifas.
January 31 to May 31, 2015

Past Exhibits:
"Faberge Jeweller to the Tsars"
"Comics at the Museum
15 artists from La Pastèque reinterpret the collection"

"Splendore a Venezia
Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroquein the Serenissima"

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon - Identities and conquests in times ancient, colonial and modern


Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

"Wedding Dresses 1775-2014"
This exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment
by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano,
Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang offering a panorama of fashion over the last two
3 May 2014 – 15 March 2015

"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"
a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War
to the present day.
14 March – 19 July 2015

"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection"
Spectacular objects, drawn from a single private collection, will explore the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.
21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016

"Shoes: Pleasure and Pain"
This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes
ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf original.
13 June – 31 January 2016

"The Fabric of India"
This will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles
from India. It will include a spectacular 18th-century tent belonging to Tipu Sultan, a stunning range of
historic costume, highly prized textiles made for international trade, and cutting-edge fashion by celebrated
Indian designers.
03 October – 10 January 2016

And More...

Past Exhibits:
"The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014"
Exhibition – Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s
Treasures of the Royal Courts - Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars
Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950
Hollywood Costume
SEE slide show here: V&A Hollywood Costumes


The Museum of Costume at Bath
Bennett St.
Bath, England
Look for more excellent past exhibits on their website!

"GEORGIANS: 18th century dress for polite society"
The new exhibition will present a selection of the finest fashions worn by those attending Assemblies,
and other glittering occasions of 18th century life.
January 25 - January 1, 2016

Bellville Sassoon: A Life in Fashion
Twenty five choice evening dresses have been assembled by Mr Sassoon,...A centre
piece of the display in Bath will be three ensembles designed by Bellville Sassoon for Diana, Princess of Wales, including
the cantaloupe melon silk ‘going-away’ outfit, that she wore as a young bride in July 1981.
January 25 - January 18, 2015

Great Names of Fashion
Dior and Balenciaga, Vionnet and Yves Saint Laurent - the history of modern fashion is signposted by a handful
of major fashion designers whose work shaped the look of a generation. A new display at the Fashion Museum in 2015
will showcase beautiful evening dresses by a number of these great names of fashion history from the early 20th century
to the present day.
31 January 2015 - 1 January 2017

And much more......

Past Exhibits:
"GEORGIANS: 18th century dress for polite society"
"The Great War in Costume"
Behind the Scenes at the Museum - The Historic Collection
50 Fabulous Frocks!
Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine
Sport and Fashion
Jubilee: A Celebration of British Monarchy on Stage and Screen

Craft/Quilt Shows

The Innovative Beads Expos
January 9-11 Marlborough, MA
February 21-22 Clarksville, MD
February 28-March 1 Cromwell, CT
March 7-8 Fishkill, NY
March 14-15 Niagara Falls, NY
March 28-29 Edison, NJ
April 18-19 Gambrills, MD
April 24-25 Henrietta, NY
May 8-10 Marlborough, MA
May 16-18 Allentown, PA
June 13-13 Doylestown, PA
June 2021 Newark, DE
June 27-28 Long Island, NY
July 11-12 Edison, NJ
July 18-19 Clarksville, MD
July 26-27 Fishkill, NY
August 1-2 Concord, NH
September 18-20 Marlborough, MA
September 26-27 Fredericksburg, VA
October 3-4 Henrietta, NY
October 10-11 Edison, NJ
October 24-25 Albany, NY
November 14-15 Long Island, NY
November 21-22 Wyomissing, PA
Go to the website for details! They have shows in NY, PA, MA, NH and NJ

ALL Stitches Conventions
Stitches East
Stitches East is October 12-13, 2014
While aimed mostly for knitting and crochet, you can find information
about felting and dyeing there as well.
Connecticut Convention Center,
Hartford Downtown Marriott, Hartford CT

All Quilt Fests

World Quilt Show - New England XI
August 13-16, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XIX
September 17-20, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXV
February 26- March 1, 2015
Hampton, Virginia

Quilt Fest of New Jersey X
March 5-8, 2015
Somerset, NJ

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