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Iconic Ensembles: Performers and their Costumes – exhibit on display through April 3rd

This exhibit will focus on the glittering, fantastical, and often audacious costumes that have defined the image of performers from 18th-century operatic superstar Farinelli to 20th-century and contemporary popular music icons including Cindy Lauper, Queen, and Rihanna. The exhibit features materials from the Music Library’s Special Collections, including historical programs and photographs, album covers, anniversary edition recordings, music videos, book illustrations, museum exhibition catalogues, and designs for famous operatic characters such as Papageno and Brünnhilde. Display cases are on the 2nd floor of Lincoln Hall near the reference desk and 3rd floor near the Kahn Seminar Room.

Exhibit in conjunction with Threads of History: Textiles at Cornell