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Two New Museum Exhibitions To Check Out On Your Next North Dakota Road Trip

Two New Museum Exhibitions To Check Out On Your Next North Dakota Road Trip

Planning a road trip to central or northwestern North Dakota? Two new museum exhibitions are worth the drive! Explore the recently opened "Sitting Bull" and "Ancient Earth: Ceramic Endeavors by Brad Bachmeier."

7/27/21 (Tue)

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Prom Dresses Reflect Pop Culture of the Times

Prom Dresses Reflect Pop Culture of the Times

What did you wear to prom? We selected a dreamy pastel blue prom dress from the state collection to help tell the story of 1950s milestone moments in Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style.

2/26/21 (Fri)

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Creating Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style

Creating Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style

Exciting things are happening in the Governors Gallery! We are currently finishing the installation of Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style—and it’s even better than we imagined.

2/18/21 (Thu)

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Colorful Exhibit Features Stunning Backdrops and Clothing

Colorful Exhibit Features Stunning Backdrops and Clothing

The latest? A vibrant exhibition featuring a midcentury modern vibe of the 1950s. It's delightful. Think bubble gum pink. Lime green. Eye-popping yellow. Bright orange.

2/11/21 (Thu)

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Powwow Panache

Powwow Panache

The phenomenon that is powwow: a display of vibrant colors, the energy of movement, and the wonderful diversity of design and construction making up the distinctive regalia.

2/04/21 (Thu)

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An Inside Look, Literally

An Inside Look, Literally

What do a beaded Chippewa shirt, moose-hide mittens, a rodeo queen suit, and a hunting vest have in common? They're all featured in our Fashion & Function exhibit opening soon! See the hidden details.

1/28/21 (Thu)

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Not So White Wedding Dress

Not So White Wedding Dress

Many women dream of the perfect white wedding dress. But a white wedding dress wasn't in fashion until Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding in 1840 and started a fashion trend among the high society set in Europe and North America. See early 1900's wedding wear in Fashion and Function: North Dakota Style, opening later this year. 

1/21/21 (Thu)

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A 1930s Timeless Black Dress Still Stuns Today

A 1930s Timeless Black Dress Still Stuns Today

Every woman seems to search for that timeless black dress that looks fabulous and helps them feel fabulous, that they can wear for years and it will never go out of style. Fortunately for Donna Weinrebe of Minot, in 1936 she found that elusive dress.

1/13/21 (Wed)

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The Nitty-gritty of Nostalgia

The Nitty-gritty of Nostalgia

The dress forms, mannequins, and garments featured in Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style make up only half of the gallery installation. The exhibition also includes a significant number of historical images drawn from the State Archives and contributed from other sources.

1/07/21 (Thu)

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Dressing the Mannequin

Dressing the Mannequin

The process of dressing a mannequin is a lot more complicated than simply slipping an outfit on a dress form. Padding, chopping, trimming, or a host of alterations might be involved.

12/31/20 (Thu)

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