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Satin gown worn by Marian Anderson and Denyce Graves

Designed by:
Barbara Karinska, Ukrainian, 1886 - 1983  Search this
Worn by:
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993  Search this
Denyce Graves, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
silk satin, silk faille, cotton, synthetic fiber, synthetic and metallic lace, and metal fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W: 69 x 31 in. (175.3 x 78.7 cm)
Type:
gowns
Date:
mid 20th century; altered 2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Denyce Graves
Object number:
2012.49.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a76a5b44-3e52-4bea-8be3-05c377d237ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.49.1
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Dress worn by Denyce Graves in Washington National Opera's production of Carmen

Designed by:
Donna Langman, American  Search this
Worn by:
Denyce Graves, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
(a): silk satin, silk and cotton brocade, ribbon, cotton tape, glass beads, plastic boning, and metal fasteners;
(b): silk taffeta, synthetic satin, velvet, synthetic lace, buckram, plastic zipper, and metal fasteners
Dimensions:
H x W (corset): 21 × 17 3/4 in. (53.3 × 45.1 cm)
H x W (skirt): 61 x 40 in. (154.9 x 101.6 cm)
Type:
corsets
skirts
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1993-1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Denyce Graves
Object number:
2012.49.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f671f631-9957-4adf-8b61-79e096c9de20
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.49.2ab
Online Media:

Photograph of Denyce Graves wearing a Donna Langman designed dress for "Carmen"

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Denyce Graves, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
ink on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.6 cm)
Type:
color photographs
portraits
Place depicted:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2012
Topic:
African American  Search this
Costume  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Denyce Graves
Object number:
2012.49.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5b9bc9d-7398-4937-98b9-cfdc2943cfa1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.49.3

Fabric fragments from a dress worn by Marian Anderson altered for Denyce Graves

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Marian Anderson, American, 1897 - 1993  Search this
Denyce Graves, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
.1: silk satin
.2: silk
.3: lace
.4: silk satin
Dimensions:
H x W (.1): 6 1/2 × 11 in. (16.5 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (.2): 8 1/2 × 16 in. (21.6 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (.3 (largest)): 5 × 5 1/2 in. (12.7 × 14 cm)
H x W (.4 (largest)): 1 × 39 in. (2.5 × 99.1 cm)
Type:
swatches
Date:
2009
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beverly Johnson
Object number:
2013.186.1-.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54ce25747-e6d5-4a31-aea4-3d9afeda6f1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.186.1-.4

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