History Explorer: Unraveling the Layers of a Wicked Costume

January 11, 2013

We’re going to go behind the seams to explore the many layers of the Museum’s latest acquisition—Elphaba’s dress from the Broadway Musical Wicked, which gave a new spin on L. Frank Baum’s well known book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You’ll hear about the dress’s design, importance, and the larger conversations it can lead to from curator Dwight Blocker Bowers, actors Donna Vivino and Tiffany Haas, and the Tony Award winning designer Susan Hilferty. 

Music Credit: No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us (The Underscore Orkestra) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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