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A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet

a publicity image for the exhibition A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet, with a collage of items from the exhibition

A selection of historic costumes from the Vassar College Costume Collection shown in the James W. Palmer III Gallery from May 21 to June 6, 2010. Free and open to the public, the exhibition opened on Friday, May 21.

Organized by Holly Hummel, Arden Kirkland ‘93, and Candace Schuster of the Drama Department, the exhibition offered the public a chance to see the results of an NEH funded semester-long process of costume preservation. This exhibition honored Holly Hummel, senior drama lecturer and costume designer, who retired at the end of the year. She began organizing the collection shortly after she started working at Vassar in 1981.