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.