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Upcoming Conventions and Events in the Pup Zone

For more see: ICG Mega Convention List


Costume-Con 33
"Buccaneers Belles & Bootleggers"
Check for Post Con information/Pictures
Charleston, SC

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire (renfair) (Facebook)
To be held June 30-July 5, 2015
Warsaw Park, Ansonia, CT

Dexcon 18 (gaming)
To be held July 1-5, 2015
Morristown, NJ

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

Readercon 26 (literary, music)
To be held July 9-12, 2015
Burlington, MA

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

NJ Comic Book Show - Montclair (Comics)
To be held July 12, 2015
Montclair, NJ

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

G-Anime (anime)
To be held July 18-19, 2015
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

MinCon (one day, anime, cosplay, comics, science fiction, fantasty, gaming)
To be held July 18, 2015
Mineola, NY

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

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

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

(Meeting of the NJ/NY Costumers Guild)
To be held July 31 - August 2, 2015
Windsor Locks, CT

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

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

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

Hunted Faire (haunt panels, makeup, sound effects, live performers)
To be held August 1 - 2, 2015
Hauppaugh, NY

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

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

Otakuthon (anime)
To be held August 7 - 9, 2015
Montreal, QB, Canada

Steel City Con 2015 (media, toys, comics)
To be held August 7 - 9, 2015
Monroeville, PA

Eyecon - Vampire Diaries (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held August 7 - 9, 2015
Wilmington, NC

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
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

Intervention (digital media, comics, blogs, video/podcasts makers, gaming)
To be held August 14-16, 2015
Rockville, MD

North American Discworld Convention 2015
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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

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 (Star Trek guests, media, Sci-Fi, comics, anime)
To be held September 11-13, 2015
Rochester, NY

Newark Comic Con (comics, cosplay, Zombie Walk, gaming)
To be held September 12, 2015
Newark, NJ

Aurelio Voltaire’s Necrocomicon (horror, macabre art, music)
To be held September 18-20, 2015
Piscataway NJ 08854

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

RuffleCon (Alternative Fashions, classes, cosplay)
To be held October 2-4, 2015
New Haven, CT

EerieCon 17
To be held October 2-4, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY

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

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

2015 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
To be held Sunday October 4, 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!

Albany Comic-Con (comics, costume contest)
To be held October 4, 2015
Albany, NY

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

Eyecon - Vampire Diaries (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held October 9-11, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Capclave 2015
To be held 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)
To be held October 16-18, 2015
Manchester, NH

CANCELLED 2015: International Steampunk City
To be held October 17-18, 2015
Speedwell Village
Morristown, NJ

ChaseCon Expo (media, cosplay, gaming)
To be held October 17-18, 2015
Saratoga, NY

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

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

To be held October 23-25, 2015
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, N.J.

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

World Fantasy Con 2015 (literary)
To be held 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

Nerdacon (anime, gaming, LARP, Costuming)
To be held November 6-7, 2015
Columbus, GA

Rhode Island Comic Con (media, comics, anime, gaming, costuming, cosplay)
To be held November 6-8, 2015
Providence, RI

FaerieCon East 2015
To be held November 6-8, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD

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

CONjuration Con (all kinds of Magic themed books, movies and TV show fandoms)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Doctor Who Festival (Doctor Who) Doctor Who (Official Events!)
To be held November 13-15, 2015
ExCel London, UK

Philcon 2015
To be held November 20-22, 2015
Crown Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
This is a Pups' Home Town Convention!!!

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

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

??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

Derpy 2015 (anime, gaming, cosplay)
To be held December 4-6, 2015
Morristown, NJ

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


GAFilk 2016 (filk)
To be held January 8-10, 2016
Atlanta, GA

KotoriCon (anime)
To be held January 8-9, 2016
Sewell, NJ

Arisia '16
To be held January 15-18, 2016
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston MA

MarsCon 2016 (Virginia)
To be held January 15-17, 2016
Williamsburg, VA

G-Anime (anime)
To be held January ??, 2016
Palais de Congres, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Setsucon (anime)
To be held January ??, 2016
State College, PA

To be held February 12-14, 2016
Timonium, MD

Katsucon 2016 (anime, cosplay)
To be held February 12-14, 2016
National Harbor, MD

Dreamation 2016 (Gaming, LARP)
To be held To be held February 18-21, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Total Confusion 30 (gaming, minitures, costuming welcomed)
To be held February 18-21, 2016
Mansfield, MA

Wicked Faire (Adultish +16yrs, Renfair, music)
To be held February 19-21, 2016
Princeton, NJ

Boskone 53 (literary, gaming, filk)
To be held February 19-21, 2016
Boston, MA

AnachroCon 2016 (steampunk)
To be held February 26-28, 2016
Atlanta, GA

TempleCon 2016 (steampunk, gaming, more)
To be held February ??, 2016
Warwick, RI

Pulp AdventureCon (one day, pulp fiction, vintage paperbacks, movie collectibles)
To be held February ??, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cardboard*Con 7 2016 (one-day cardboard costuming)
To be held March 5, 2016
Atlanta, GA

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

(Re)Generation Who (Doctor Who)
To be held March 18-20, 2016
Cockeysville, MD

Anime Boston 2016 (anime)
To be held March 25-27, 2016
Boston, MA

Animaia 2016 (anime, cosplay)
To be held March ??, 2016
Manalapan, NJ

Monster-Mania Con 3? (horror, media)
To be held March ??, 2016
Cherry Hill, NJ

Genericon XXIX Facebook
To be held March ??, 2016
Troy, NY

A-Lot-A-Con (anime, cosplay, gaming)
To be held March ??, 2016
Oneonta, NY

Eyecon - Vampire Diaries (media, autographs, games, Halloween party)
To be held March ??, 2016
Wilmington, NC

CANCELLED 2015: Conference on Middle Earth 2016 (Literary, Tolkien and his writings)
To be held March ??, 2016
Albany, NY

Castle Point Anime Convention (one day anime)
To be held March ??, 2016
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

??Jaycon 6 (anime, cosplay)
To be held March ??, 2016
Elizabethtown, PA

??MangaNEXT (manga)
To be held March ??, 2016

??SheVaCon 22
To be held March ??, 2016
Roanoke, VA

Zenkaikon 2016
To be held April 1-3, 2016
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

221B Con (Sherlock Holmes)
To be held April 1-3, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Ad Astra 2016
To be held April 15-17, 2016
Toronto, ON

East Coast Comicon
To be held April 16-17, 2016
Meadowlands, NJ

JordanCon (Robert Jordon)
To be held April 22-24, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Tora-Con (Anime)
To be held April 23-24, 2016
Rochester, NY

RavenCon 2016
To be held April 29 - May 1, 2016
Richmond, VA

Maelstrom 2016 (gaming)
To be held April ??, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Steel City Con 2016 (media, toys, comics)
To be held April ??, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

MoCCAfest (anime, manga)
To be held April ??, 2016

Eastern Shore Fan Con (one day, anime, comics, cosplay, video games) Facebook
To be held April ??, 2016
Princess Anne, MD

Boston Super Megafest (media, comics, music)
To be held April ??, 2016
Marlborough, MA

Annual Baby Boomers Collectibles and Toy show (Toys)
To be held April ??, 2016
Albany, NY

Treklanta (Star Trek and other SF shows)
To be held April ??, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Chiller Theater (media)
To be held April ??, 2016
Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, NJ

Days of the Wolf - Teen Wolf (Creation Con)
To be held April ??, 2016
Whippany, NJ

Tanoshiicon 2016 (manga, anime, tea party)
To be held April ??, 2016
West Chester, PA

NYC 19th Century Extravaganza
Facebook for other events
To be held April ??, 2016

Costume-Con 34
"The Wonder of Nature"
To be held May 6-9, 2016
Madison Marriott West
Madison, WI
Great costume convention!

Steampunk World's Fair
(Steampunk Empire - a site to find other events everywhere and people!)
To be held May 13-15, 2016
Radisson of Piscataway, Piscataway, NJ

Bookcon (literary, authors, all kinds of genres)
To be held May 14, 2016

Anime North
To be held May 27-29, 2016
Toronto, Canada
Anime North is an ICG International Convention!

Timegate (Dr. Who and Stargate etc)
To be held May 27-29, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Balticon 50
To be held May 27-30, 2016
Renaissance Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

L.I. Geek (media, TV, movies, cosplay, costume, gaming)
To be held May ??, 2016
Coram, NY

To be held May ??, 2016
Albany, NY

Watch City Festival
To be held May ??, 2016
Waltham, MA

National Haunters Convention 2016
To be held May ??, 2016
Greater Philadephia Expo Center at Oaks
Oaks, PA

AC*BC - Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (comics, media, cosplay, Miss Cosplay contest, workshops, Geek things)
To be held May ??, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ

Clovercon (one day, anime)
To be held May ??, 2016
Bridgewater, NJ

J1-Con (one day, anime, music)
To be held May ??, 2016
Philadelphia, PA

New Jersey Renaissance Fair
To be held May ??, 2016
Bordentown, NJ

Philadelphia Comic Con (Wizard World)
To be held June 2-5, 2016
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Awesome Con (media, comics, anime, gaming)
To be held June 3-5, 2016
Washington DC

AnimeNext (anime)
To be held June 10-12, 2016
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con
To be held June 10-12, 2016
Altoona, PA

Special Edition, NYC (comics)
To be held June ??, 2016
Pier 94, NYC, NY

Steampunk in the Catskills (steampunk event)
To be held June ??, 2016
Blackthorne Resort
East Durham, NY

Museum Mile Festival
To be held June ??, 2016 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

Eternal Con (Comics, anime, Collectibles, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Horror, pop culture)
To be held June ??, 2016
Long Island, Garden City, NY

Maryland Faerie Festival (Faerie)
To be held June ??, 2016
Camp Ramblewood Darlington, MD

Anime Mid-Atlantic 16 (anime)
To be held June ??, 2016
Chesapeake, VA

CANCELLED 2015: Capital Con DC
To be held June ??, 2016
Washington, DC

PortConMaine 2016
To be held June ??, 2016
South Portland, ME

NJCAC New Jersey Comic*Anime*Con (one day, comics, anime)
To be held June ??, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Anime Tosho-con (anime)
To be held June ??, 2016
East Orange, NJ

ShinkouCon (anime, cosplay) (Facebook)
To be held June ??, 2016
Secaucus, NJ

New York City Experience (comics, media)
To be held June ??, 2016

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016
To be held July 15-17, 2016
London, UK

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 26-29, 2016
Warwick, UK

Costume-Con 35
"The Wonder of Nature"
To be held April 20-24, 2017
Madison Marriott West
Mississaugga, Ontario, Canada
Great costume convention!

MISTI-Con (Harry Potter)
To be held May ??, 2017
The Margate on Winnipesaukee
76 Lake Street in Laconia, NH 03246

Costume-Con 36 (website being built)
To be held March/April ??, 2018
San Diego, CA
Great costume convention!

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

"Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene"
The premiere of the Philadelphia-based work of photographer Gerard Gaskin. Gaskin’s work immerses the viewer in the culture
of house balls of the African American and Latino gay, transgender and queer community. The work celebrates the exuberant world
of artistry and self-fashioning where a frequently marginalized community can be their most vibrant and spectacular selves.
To be held June 12 - August 16, 2015

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

Ongoing exhibits of Native American historical arts including pots and basketry.
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
The Museum
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, NYC, NY
Calender of events and speakers

"Global Fashion Capitals"
Global Fashion Capitals will explore the rise of fashion cities over the past 150 years. Global Fashion
Capitals aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a “fashion capital” and to expand the
dialogue on the globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.
To be held June 2 – November 14, 2015

"Exit Lines Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition"
Students work in a range of areas, such as animation, concept art, children’s books, graphic novels, murals, and reportage.
To be held June 6 – July 3, 2015

"Fashion Underground: Susanne Bartsch: Fashion as Spectacle and Transformation"
This exhibit will explore the creative links between her 30 years of sartorial self-expression and
its influence on the global fashion scene. Susanne Bartsch has been a highly visible player in
New York City nightlife from the 1980s to the present. Her penchant for extreme fashion and make-up
made her name the equivalent of a couture label for party people around the world.
To be held September 18, 2015 – January 2, 2016

"Denim: Fashion's Frontier"
[the Exhibit] will highlight important points of engagement between high fashion and denim that are
often left out of typical denim histories. Themes addressed will include the role of advertising in
creating popular mythologies, as well as issues of distressing, connoisseurship, and environmental concerns.
The goal will be to shed new light on one of the world’s most popular types of clothing, and to explore how
a particular style of woven cotton has come to dominate the clothing industry.
To be held December 2015 – May 2016

"Fairy Tale Fashion"
Fairy Tale Fashion will use some of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and luxurious examples of fashion
to illustrate more than twelve fairy tales, including well-known tales such as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,”
and “Little Red Riding Hood.” In addition to offering a brief history of the fairy tales and their significance,
the show will highlight their direct references to fashion. There will be more than 80 looks in Fairy Tale Fashion,
including a number of recent creations from labels such as Comme des Garçons, Dolce and Gabbana,
Alexander McQueen, Prada, Rodarte, and Undercover.
To be held December 2015 – May 2016

"Proust's Duchess"
The Museum at FIT is collaborating with the Palais Galliera (Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris) on Proust’s Duchess,
an exhibition focusing on the wardrobe of Élizabeth, Comtesse de Greffulhe, whose beauty and elegance was one of the
main inspirations for Marcel Proust’s fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes from his novel
À la recherché du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time).
To be held September 2016 – January 3, 2017

Visit Their Online Exhibit Galleries:
All Past Exhibits
Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits
Lauren Bacall: The Look
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s
Exposed: A History of Lingerie
Dance and Fashion
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket
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
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 - ??

"The Hunger Games - The Exhibit"
To be held July 2015 - ??

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


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

"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, 2014 – May 14, 2017

"Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and
he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of
Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum"
To be held April 5, 2015 – August 9, 2015

"Restoring a Legacy Rothschild Family Treasures"
"The collection of 186 objects, originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna,
includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects including
jewelry and jeweled objects, miniatures, and rare books, and is a gift of the heirs of Bettina Looram de Rothschild,
who was a daughter of the Baron and Baroness."
To be held March 1, 2015 – July 5, 2015

"Crafted: Objects in Flux"
"'Crafted' explores this moment of “flux” in the field, focusing on contemporary craft-based artists
who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they embrace and explore the increasingly
blurred boundaries between art, craft, and design. "
To be held August 25, 2015 – January 10, 2016

"Class Distinctions Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer"
"Through 75 carefully selected, beautifully preserved portraits, genre scenes, landscapes and seascapes
borrowed from European and American public and private collections—including masterpieces never before
seen in the United States—the show reflects, for the first time, the ways in which paintings represent
the various socioeconomic groups of the new Dutch Republic, from the Princes of Orange to the most
indigent of citizens."
To be held October 11, 2015 – January 18, 2016

and more
Past Exhibits:
"Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty"
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Hollywood Glamour - Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen
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

"Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700"
This exhibition brings together some two hundred of the finest works from major international, private, and
royal collections. Featuring many remarkable loans from India, the exhibition—which is the most comprehensive
museum presentation on this subject to date—explores the unmistakable character of classical Deccani art in
various media: poetic lyricism in painting, lively creations in metalwork, and a distinguished tradition
of textile production.
April 20, 2015 – July 26, 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

"Elaborate Embroidery Fabrics for Menswear before 1815"
This installation features lengths of fabric for an unmade man's suit and waistcoat, as well as
a selection of embroidery samples for fashionable menswear made between about 1760 and 1815.
February 2–July 19, 2015

"China: Through the Looking Glass"
"This installation features lengths of fabric for an unmade man's suit and waistcoat, as well as
a selection of embroidery samples for fashionable menswear made between about 1760 and 1815.
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 – November 27, 2016

Cloisters Museum:
"Treasures and Talismans Rings from the Griffin Collection"
"The rings featured in this exhibition come from the Griffin Collection, named after the mythical creature
that is part lion and part eagle. In medieval lore, the griffin was often a guardian of treasure and was
known to seek out gold in rocks. While the collection includes finger rings from across the ages, our
selection focuses specifically on objects made in the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods."
May 1–October 18, 2015


Past Exhibits:
The Winchester Bible: A Masterpiece of Medieval Art
Death Becomes Her - A Century of Mourning Attire
Kimono A Modern History
Treasures from India - Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection
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

"The Rise of Sneaker Culture"
The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance
of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world.
July 10–October 4, 2015

Past Exhibits:
"Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe"
"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

"Chic Shawls from the Early Twentieth Century"
(Costume and Textiles Study Gallery)
For an elegant woman of the early 1900s, an exquisite shawl was the ultimate fashion statement,
ensuring she was both picturesque and chic.

Past Exhibits:
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love
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"
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, 2014 – September 5, 2015

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

"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:
"Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern"
"Cartier - Marjorie Merriweather Post"
"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 Style that Ruled the Empires: Russia, Napoleon and 1812


The Textile Museum
(Check here for their numerous collections and textile exhibits)
2320 S St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories
"Featuring more than one hundred pieces that span 2,000 years and five continents, this exhibition showcases the
Textile Museum’s world-renowned historic collections and key loans of contemporary art textiles and fashion."
March 21–August 24, 2015


National Geographic Society Museum
115 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology
"Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology features an exclusive collection of original Indy props, models,
concept art and costumes from all the films. It also presents a wealth of historical and cultural facts and "
May 4, 2015–January 3, 2016

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

Past Exhibits:
"Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography"
"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

Past Exhibits:
"In Company with Angels and Tiffany"
"Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons
The Arts and Influence of Japan"

"The Golden Age of European Painting"


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

"Treasures from the Vault"
The Morgan is home to some of the world's greatest collections of medieval manuscripts,
printed books and bindings, literary manuscripts, private letters and correspondence, and original music.
Treasures from the Vault, an ongoing exhibition series, features works drawn from these diverse
collections in the sumptuous setting of Pierpont Morgan's 1906 Library.
June 9 through November 15

"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 through October 11, 2015

"William Caxton and the Birth of English Printing"
William Caxton, an English merchant and diplomat, had recently learned of the new technology of print invented
by Johann Gutenberg twenty years before, and Caxton capitalized on the commercial opportunity offered by this
revolutionary invention.
May 29 through September 20, 2015

Online Exhibits:
More Online More Past Exhibits

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:
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
?? ?? New York City, NY


Beyond our Region Exhibits

FIDM Museum and Galleries
919 South Grand Avenue, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90015

"Opulent Art:18th-Century Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection"
Ladies and gentlemen living in 18th-century Europe dressed opulently. The designing, producing,
and wearing of fashion was elevated to an art form.
February 10–July 2, 2015

"A Century of Millinery Style: Hats from the Helen Larson Histoic Fashion Collection"
The latest installation in the FIDM Museum’s Orange County Gallery includes women’s hats, bonnets,
and toques, offering visitors an overview of 19th and early 20th century millinery fashions.
February 10–August 14, 2015

"9th Annual Outstanding Art of Television and Costume Design"
This annual exhibition celebrates the art and artistry of Primetime Emmy® Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors.
Including costumes from a variety of shows including Empire, Mad Men, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Wolf Hall, and Better Call Saul.
July 21–September 26, 2015

"Fleurs: Botonicals in Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection"
Roses…Tulips…Orchids…Lilacs…Botanicals have grown around the human body for centuries through trompe l’oeil woven petals,
shade-embroidered leaves, and dimensional silk bouquet applications. Fleurs examines these sartorial techniques that allow
springtime to be eternal and the flowers to never fade.
July 21, 2015–December 19, 2015

"Hooped: Dress of the 1860's"
During the 1860s, women’s dress expanded to enormous circumferences thanks to hoopskirts manufactured from graduated
sprung-steel rings held together with vertical cotton tapes. This infrastructure suspended many yards of fabric around
the waist without the need for multiple starched petticoats, which unencumbered the legs and created an elegant sway in motion.
August 24, 2015–February 20, 2016

Past Exhibits:
Past FIDM Exhibits


Harry Potter Exhibit
Really stellar exhibit of props and costumes from the movies

La Cite Du Cinema
Paris, France
April 4, 2015-September 6, 2015


EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel,
Jedi,Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the
remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and designers—and reveals the powerful
connection between character and costume.
January 31-October 4, 2015

Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction
Packed with more than 150 artifacts from iconic films and television shows, Infinite Worlds of Science
Fiction invites you to experience the incredible range of storytelling found in science fiction: from Star
Trek to H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, from big-budget Men in Black to the Philip K. Dick-inspired
Blade Runner to the recent Battlestar Galactica series.

Indie Game Revolution
Learn how a new breed of gamers are leaving their mark on gaming history at EMP’s Indie Game Revolution.
Featuring the stories of more than forty independent video game developers, designers, coders, composers,
and critics, EMP presents a dynamic, immersive space inviting you to witness the present and future of
gaming as it unfolds.

Indie Game Revolution
From The Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry Potter, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites
audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations.


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

Past Exhibits:
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

"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"
a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War
to the present day.
14 March – 2 August 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.
3 October – 10 January 2016

And More...

Past Exhibits:
"Wedding Dresses 1775-2014"
"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
The Fashion Museum Bennett St.
Bath, England
Look for more excellent past exhibits on their website!

Look for other ongoing exhibits here

"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

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

Behind the Scenes at the Museum - The Historic Collection
Mens Wear
On going exhibits/walkthroughs of clothing and accessories from their collections. And much more......

Past Exhibits:
Bellville Sassoon: A Life in Fashion
50 Fabulous Frocks!
Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine
Sport and Fashion

Craft/Quilt Shows

The Innovative Beads Expos
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 17-18 Clarksville, MD
October 24-25 Albany, NY
November 7-8 Marlboough, MA
November 14-15 Islandia, 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 ??, 2015

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 25-28, 2016
Hampton, Virginia

Quilt Fest of New Jersey XII
March 3-6, 2016
Somerset, NJ

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