1947 December 2 - 1947-1948, approximately
From the Neck Up featured above-the-shoulder fashions displayed on mannequin busts from a variety of cultures and was curated by Harry L. Shapiro from the Museum's Department of Anthropology and possibly also by Katharine Benecker of the Museum's Department of Education (1; 2). Publicity photographs of the exhibition feature and mention a Mr. Singh and a Michel of Helena Rubenstein working on busts (3).
The exhibition featured sections titled (3):
*Why do we do what we do?: For Religion, For Protection, For Fraternal Membership, For Fashion, For Beauty
*Hats for shape
*Teeth – Beards
*The painful process
*Fuss and feathers
This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.
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