Fashion in western culture and media repeatedly focuses on the young, the thin, and the female-identified despite passionate efforts to challenge those biases. Women of a certain age become invisible to the fashion industry and to themselves. However, as we are living longer and more vibrantly, fashion can make an important contribution to keep us attractive and current. Join Eva Klein, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, for an illustrated discussion focusing specifically on how ageism manifests itself within society and how fashion helps fight stereotypes.
Prior to the talk, join us for a guided tour of Milli: A Celebration of Style, the AGH’s first exhibition to put fashion in dialogue with art.
6:00 pm – Tour
7:00 pm – Talk
AGH Members: $10
Dr. Eva Klein is a corporate and clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. She teaches courses in Health Sciences and at the DeGroote School of Business as well as workshops for residents and psychiatrists in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Klein’s current research interests include identifying the characteristics of late bloomers, (i.e. those who succeed later in their careers) and the factors of successful ageing. As part of that endeavour, her academic interest in fashion and ageism is recent and has led to two talks at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Montreal, and research into the psychology of fashion.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 10, 2019
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Cleansing the Wounds 1997
Catherine Gibbon (Canadian b. 1949)
chalk pastel on board, Acquired through the Regional Art Purchase Program with funds from the Russell Nelson Eden Fund, 1998