A New Chapter for the M. Estelle Sprague Costume Collection
Curated by Susan J. Jerome 

Exhibition Dates
Oct 8, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022

Jorgensen Gallery
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269

Opening Reception
Sat, Oct 8, 2022, 6 pm
Open to public and patrons to Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Giddens 

Gallery Hours
M-F 10 am - 4 pm 
Prior to performances and during most intermissions. 

In observance of the UConn Women’s Center’s 50th Anniversary, the Jorgensen Gallery will present an array of artifacts from the M. Estelle Sprague Collection that span from 1820 through the early 21st century. Over the last several years, this collection has become a notable resource for the University of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut. The exhibit will highlight the changing silhouette of women’s dress from the early nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, as well as garments donated by women who were UConn administrators and alumnae, and a clothing donation that tells the story of a Connecticut family currently housed in UConn Library’s Archives & Special Collections.