Silver City – The Western New Mexico University Museum is happy to announce the arrival of its newest short-term exhibition. Costumes Through Time and Space, on display from April 1 through June 30, 2010, features the creativity and artistry of Silver City residents Duane and Kathryn Elms. Duane, WNMU Director of Information Technology, and his wife Kathryn have selected some of their finest historical reproductions and costumes to help celebrate the University Museum's 35th Anniversary.
The Elms are considered Master Costumers with more than 20 years of experience. They have successfully participated in numerous historical and competitive venues including the annual Worldcon, World Science Fiction Convention, competition where they were recognized with the Best in Show award in 1992 for their entry "Heroes."
The Elms have produced a wide variety of outfits, which include museum quality reproductions to costumes that they have used in competition. Their costumes range from historically accurate dresses from the Revolutionary War to antique Japanese kimonos. The Elms' attention to detail in their costumes has garnered them many awards over the years.
The WNMU Museum will host an exhibition preview and reception on Thursday, April 1 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. A short Artist Talk will begin at 5:00 p.m. The main exhibition reception and Artist Talk will be held on April 16 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. following the One Day University event at WNMU with the Artist Talk scheduled for 2:30 p.m. There will be limited seating at both Artist Talks. Refreshments will be served at both receptions.
Costumes Through Time and Space is funded in part by ASWNMU student fees. The WNMU Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.