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College of Arts & Sciences
McKissick Museum

Identi-Tee: Beyond the White T-Shirt

January 16 – April 23, 2016, 2nd Floor, North gallery


From undergarment to outwear, the simple white t-shirt has evolved into a casual wardrobe staple over the last 100 years. Its simple, iconic design has made it ubiquitous and timeless, a universal symbol within today’s popular culture.  Identi-Tee: Beyond the White T-Shirt recasts this timeless symbol, demonstrating how its function and meaning changed over time. This exhibition considers different cultures that wear t-shirts, the time periods that forged new cultural meanings for them, prominent people who donned them, and the historical moments that made the t-shirt an important symbol of youth, activism, and change.


Saturday, January 16, 2016 to Saturday, April 23, 2016