Rags & Revolutions
BMAG launches two new belting exhibitions
Shiny shell suits, Global Hypercolor tees and Grolsch bottle tops on your shoelaces: that’s how we dressed up to go out. Pick anything else from today, back to 1850 and we’d wager it'd be more acceptable. And from Saturday, BMAG'll be backing that up with their new expo. Dressed to the Nines includes everything from a 1958 Dior cocktail dress, to an ex-PM’s court garb, to the boot of Birmingham's Carnival Queen. For something a little less glittery, there are prints, paintings and pics from 19th century poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Godfather of Black British Photography Vanley Burke (below) and pre-Raphaelite bro John Everett Millais. Or, the lads, as we like to call them. Also doing an open, Birmingham Revolutions: Power to the People, which looks at protests and what we can learn from them. Something in the water? From December 7, entry is free.
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