Current Exhibitions

Dates
February 10, 2015
April 25, 2015
10am–5pm
Closed April 3rd and 4th.
Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday.
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

FIDM Museum & Galleries’ popular annual exhibition shines the spotlight on costumes that help bring memorable film characters to life. This year’s exhibition will feature over 100 costumes representing 20 of 2014’s most notable films in a variety of genres. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the exquisite designs and craftsmanship produced by many of today’s top costume designers.

Costumes from last year’s Academy Award® winning The Great Gatsby, (Catherine Martin), will be spotlighted. Other films include Belle (Anushia Nieradzik), Big Eyes (Colleen Atwood), Selma (Ruth E. Carter), and Jersey Boys (Deborah Hopper).

Dates
February 10, 2015
July 4, 2015
10am–5pm
Closed April 3rd and 4th.
Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday.
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Ladies and gentlemen living in 18th-century Europe dressed opulently. The designing, producing, and wearing of fashion was elevated to an art form. Luxurious silks, handmade laces, and precious metal trimmings were de riguer for those aligned with royal courts and attending state theatres. In this exhibition are displayed lavish garments and accessories spanning the century, including a rare “Figaro” costume worn by an actor portraying the rascal servant in Beaumarchais’s famed opera trilogy. The stories of this character’s hijinks undermining his aristocratic employer sparked revolutionary tensions with real life rulers, who tried unsuccessfully to ban the popular productions.

Dates
March 9, 2015
June 17, 2015
9am–5pm
Closed April 3rd and 4th.
Monday–Friday
Location
FIDM Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Admission
Free to the public

The latest installation in the FIDM Museum’s Orange County Gallery includes women’s hats, bonnets, and toques, offering visitors an overview of 19th and early 20th century millinery fashions.

Dates
Closed April 3rd and 4th.
Monday through Saturday
Location
Annette Green Fragrance Archive
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public (identification required)

Visitors must have a current photo ID to access the Annette Green Fragrance Archive.

Artfully Adorned explores two centuries of jewelry history. Designs, motifs, and materials place each artifact within the context of the times in which they were made. Presented in the Annette Green Fragrance Archive, this intimate exhibition features approximately 50 pieces of historic jewelry from the Christie Romero Collection.

Christie Romero (1946–2009) was a gemologist, collector, historian, curator, consultant, and appraiser. She wrote the best-selling Warman’s Jewelry, a reference guide to 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century jewelry, and served as an expert appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow television program. A portion of her collection is now part of the Permanent Collection of the FIDM Museum, which celebrates her legacy with the exhibition Artfully Adorned.