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"Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz" shortlisted by the Costume Society of America

Monday, December 8, 2008

ATHENS, GA, December 8, 2008 — The Costume Society of America (CSA) recently shortlisted the exhibition catalogue “Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz” (Georgia Museum of Art, 2007) for the Millia Davenport Publication Award.

Organized by Ashley Callahan, former curator of the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz was the first exhibition on fashion designer and fiber artist Karasz in nearly 40 years. Karasz incorporated unorthodox materials such as shoestrings, post office twine, fishing line, tinsel and cello strings in her work, which can be seen in detail in the publication.

The Millia Davenport Publication Award is presented annually to a published book or exhibition catalogue that makes a significant contribution to the study of costume. The award recognizes excellence in scholarship in the study of costume and in promoting research and publication in the area.

Founded on March 23, 1973, the Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. CSA works to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in this rich and diverse field.

“Modern Threads” is available for purchase in the museum gift shop, which will be open through the end of December.

Writer: Ebuni Ogbechie, media relations intern,
Contact: Jenny Williams, media relations coordinator,


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