A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard

On view through 2017 in Butler North Americana Galleries

A Century of Fashion by Pete Ballard is an exhibition of historically accurate women’s fashion costumes modeled on specific period fashions,  and reproduced from fashion plates of the era brought to life on Ballard’s dolls sculpted of papier mache.  These fashion dolls are part of a collection born of the marriage of Ballard’s old love of costume design and small museums’ desires to showcase historical fashions.

“The artist’s technical and artistic skills are evident in these sculptures which are accurate in every detail. This exhibition will delight visitors of all ages who will visually be able to experience the evolution of fashion in the 19th Century.”~ Dr. Louis Zona, Executive Director  of the Butler Institute of American Art