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Year of the dog 2018

 

Survivor of ancient Chinese practice of foot binding shares her story

Survivor of ancient Chinese practice of foot binding shares her story

CHICAGO -- For centuries, small feet were widely viewed as beautiful in Chinese culture, and marked a woman as wealthy.

The average American woman wears a size eight shoe, which measures about 9.5 inches in size. In the ancient "golden lotus" (三寸金莲) tradition, the desired size for a woman's feet was close to three inches.

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Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest

CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CHICAGO - RAYMOND B. & JEAN T. LEE CENTER

Invites High School and College Students to participate in the Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest based on the The Way We Wore Exhibition: Celebrating Chinese Fashion Heritage.

Garments will be based on those in the Exhibition. Resources are available at the Museum in the form of books, patterns and graphics. Garments are in a wide range of fabrics and designs - cheongsam/chipao, tunics, jackets, dresses, skirts - elaborate and simple.

Contestants are to choose a favorite garment on which to base their design. Fabrics need not be the same. Please keep a journal of how garment is chosen, changes and costs which are to the responsibility of the contestant. The Journal or a copy will be in the archives and can be used as a resource.

It is agreed that garments will be available for display. Contestants may donate or loan them.

Fabrics and notions may be available. Design elements can be embroidery, beading, appliqué, fabric painting, limited only by the designers imagination.


Please contact the Museum to make arrangements for viewing garments 312-919-1000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Garments will be judged on:

Creativity - design imagination as expressed, important in the long run in designer portfolio. (If one available, please submit)

Design - execution, consideration of detail and time

Resourcefulness - how materials are used, any unusual materials incorporated that

follow theme

Relevance - how best theme of exhibition is interpreted (time and use of chosen item).

Prizes:

High School - $500. $300. $200

College - $1,000. $500. $250


Applications begin December 9 and close February 17. Other dates for preliminary meetings to be determined. Judging on April 28. Queries can be directed to Grace Chun This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Winning garments will be featured at the May 19 Gals with either the designer as model or a model of their choice. Prizes and acknowledgments will be presented.

Manchu to Mao Fashion Contest


 

Museum sponsorships

We are now accepting sponsorships and ad orders for our May fundraising dinner, to be held May 19, 2018 at New Furama Restaurant at 2828 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago. Proceeds will go towards bringing quality programming that tells the story of Chinese American experiences.


Noteworthy programs on the 2018 schedule include:
a) Screening of “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” (past)
b) Screening of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” (past)
c) Screening of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
d) Screening of “Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story”
e) Screening of “Journey of a Paper Son”
f) Screening of “Finding Samuel Lowe”

Each screening includes in-person appearance by the filmmaker or film subjects or individuals involved in the making of the film.

Since we rely on sponsorships, donations, and memberships to offer these programs free to the public, your support is crucial to us. Please consider becoming our 2018 dinner sponsor!

CAMOC Sponsorship


 

January 2018 Newsletter- Happy New Year!

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