When:
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 10:00a -
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 5:00p

Where:
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Admission:
$20

Categories:
Art, Innovation, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://pem.org/exhibitions/197-wow_r_world_of_wearablearttm

For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art, and to "get art off the walls and onto the body." The WOW® World of WearableArt competition is the country's largest art event and each year it culminates in a live runway show for winners in front of an audience of 50,000.

WOW® World of WearableArt — the exhibition — presents 32 ensembles the competition's most unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. Expertly crafted in a range of materials, from wood and aluminum to fiberglass and taxidermy, these creations celebrate lavish creativity and push the limits of wearability. PEM is the exclusive U.S. east coast venue for this interactive and theatrical exhibition.

WOW® World of WearableArt is presented in partnership with the New Zealand government. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.

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