For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar


Thursday, May 30, 2013


1:00 pm


College Center Palmer Gallery

For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar. Historic Clothing Collection.

Opening on Thursday, May 23, with a reception from 4-6pm
Vassar College Palmer Gallery, in the College Center/Main Building

This exhibit will be on display May 23 – June 9 as well as by appointment, by emailing

May 23 - 25 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) 1-4pm
May 26 (Sunday) 12-3pm

May 30 - June 1 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) 1-4pm
June 6 - 8 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) 11am-4pm
June 9 (Sunday) 11-2pm

Join the Costume Collection for the opening of its new wedding exhibition on Thursday, May 23, from 4:00-6:00pm in the Palmer Gallery, Main Building. In 2007, Vassar received a donation of four wedding dresses from the same Vassar family—three generations of dresses. The upcoming exhibition includes these four dresses, as well as other wedding wear collected over the years. Explore the changing views of marriage over the last 160 years, including current views on marriage equality. The exhibition is on display every Thursday through Friday, May 23 – June 9, and on several Sundays. For specific dates and times, or to make an appointment to view the collection, send an email to

For more information:

Joan Gerardi

Drama Department