At Play: Children’s Clothing and Toys

Monday, April 3, 2017 10:00 AM - Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601
Girl’s Jacket and Hat Ensemble, c. 1920s, Ars Lenci, Made in Italy, Torino, New-York, Paris, London, Manchester, wool and cotton, Collection of The Grace Museum, Gift of Ms. Martha Pender.

Children’s clothing trends transformed over time similarly to fashion trends for adults. However, the clothing tended to be a little more practical than adult clothing throughout history. The current exhibition, At Play: Children’s Clothing and Toys in the History Gallery at The Grace, highlights a few of these early clothing styles and changes during the early twentieth century. Visitors can also see various toys and paintings from the same era in this exhibition, all from the permanent collection at The Grace Museum.