Sep 06 - Nov 27

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Thrift Style

Thrift Style


Thrift Style provides a nostalgic view into American ingenuity, sensibility, and optimism during a particularly challenging time of economic hardship and war—the period of the Great Depression and World War II. The exhibition explores the reuse of feed, flour, and sugar sacks to make clothing and other household objects. This “upcycling” was a cost-saving and resource-saving approach employed by homemakers to meet their families’ needs. With forty-one works from patterns to garments, it serves as an example of past ingenuity that can inform today’s efforts towards sustainability. This exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and The National Endowment for the Arts. General Information: Chandler Museum 300 S. Chandler Village Drive Chandler, Arizona 85226 480-782-2717 Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, Closed Monday East Valley History Center, Thursdays, 2-5pm Image Credit: Manufactured by Werthan, Nashville, TN Feed Sack for The Wilson Flour Mills, Wilson, KS c. 1940 feed sack cotton 16 7/8 x 9 3/4 Courtesy of Kansas State University Historic Costume and Textile Museum


time 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
phone 4807822717
cost FREE
location Chandler Museum
address 300 South Chandler Village Drive, Chandler, AZ, USA

300 South Chandler Village Drive, Chandler, AZ, USA