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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Think Pink

The color pink has long been associated with baby girls. It has more recently been co-opted by the breast cancer community with their pink ribbon campaign. Pink is the subject of an interdisciplinary exhibit that opened last month at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston:
The fascinating exhibition "Think Pink" explores the history and changing meanings of the color as its popularity ebbed and flowed in fashion and visual culture from the 18th century to the present day. An interdisciplinary show drawing from across the MFA collections, “Think Pink” juxtaposes clothing, accessories, graphic illustrations, jewelry, and paintings to shed light on changes in style; the evolution of pink for girls, blue for boys; and advances in color technology.
I want to remind everyone that the Library has a pass to the MFA, which was provided by the Friends of the Library of Windham. It can be reserved online or by calling/visiting the Library.

Doll's dress in two parts (dress), late 18th century. Silk taffeta. The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection. Courtesy the MFA.

You may know of someone with a pink obsession. If that someone is between the ages 4 to 6, look for one of these decidedly pink picture books:

Doerrfeld, Cori. Penny Loves Pink. [JP DOE]

Gregory, Nan. Pink. [JP GRE]

Harper, Charise Mericle. Pink Me Up. [JP HAR]

Kann, Victoria. Pinkalicious. [JP KAN]

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