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Highlights for the week of Feb. 8–14, 2021

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MFIT Curator Mounts A Show in Mexico
As senior curator of education and public programs at The Museum at FIT (MFIT), Tanya Melendez-Escalante, also a graduate of FIT’s Fashion and Textiles Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice master’s degree program, connects exhibition curators and fashion designers to create dynamic learning experiences. However, for a recent exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ) in Guadalajara, Mexico, she seized the opportunity to curate a show herself. Read more
FEB 11, 12:45 PM  Globally Connected @ FIT: Touching Color: A Latin American Sabbatical
FEB 11, 3 PM  Black History Month: How to Talk About Race: White Fragility Presentation
FEB 11, 6 PM Online Program: What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon


silhouettes of different colored facesBlack History Month Activities at FIT

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Fashionista looks back at the history of the Fashion Calendar, the industry's bible. "It's really a glimpse into the human experience," said Karen Trivette, head of Special Collections and College Archives at the Gladys Marcus Library, where the calendar's archives are held.

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